1Give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something: emboldened by the claret, he pressed his knee against hers
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- The players felt emboldened by the result against Chelsea, sure that they had asserted their right to be considered as worthy heirs to the great United teams.
- Some even suggest a Prime Minister emboldened by another large majority could go as far as to kick his arch-rival out of the Cabinet altogether.
- She was emboldened by having met a woman of a similar age to herself for whom this strategy had worked, but still she saw it as a big and embarrassing step.
Words that rhyme with emboldenbeholden, golden, olden
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