Embolden meaning

ĕm-bōldən
To embolden is to cheer someone on, to give someone courage or confidence or to make text bold.

When you tell your husband to speak up at work and ask for a raise because he deserves it, this is an example of when you embolden him.

When you make text bold, this is an example of a time when you embolden.

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To give courage to; cause to be bold or bolder.
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To render (someone) bolder or more courageous.
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(typography) To format text in boldface.
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To foster boldness or courage in.
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Origin of embolden

  • em- +‎ bold +‎ -en

    From Wiktionary