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Verb: embolden  im'bówl-d(u)n or em'bówl-d(u)n
  1. Give encouragement to
    "Let the boldness of the wicked in their mischievous courses animate and embolden us in pious courses";
    - cheer, hearten, recreate

Derived forms: emboldened, emboldening, emboldens

Type of: encourage