1. [syn: cheer, hearten, recreate, embolden]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Embolden \Em*bold"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emboldened; p. pr.
& vb. n. Emboldening.]
To give boldness or courage to; to encourage. --Shak.
The self-conceit which emboldened him to undertake this
dangerous office. --Sir W.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: give encouragement to [syn: cheer, hearten, recreate,
embolden] [ant: dishearten, put off]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "embolden":
abet, advocate, aid and abet, animate, assure, bolster, brace up,
buck up, chance, cheer, chirk up, comfort, countenance, encourage,
endorse, favor, go for, hazard, hearten, impel, inspire, inspirit,
keep in countenance, nerve, reassure, shine upon, smile upon,
steel, strengthen, subscribe, support, venture