To make bold; to embolden.
(transitive) To render (someone) bolder or more courageous.
To make bold; to encourage; to embolden.
‘Ready speakers, being boldened with their present abilities to say more, . . . use less help of diligence and study.’;
(transitive) To encourage, inspire, or motivate.
Bolden is a 2019 American drama film based on the life of cornetist Buddy Bolden (1877–1931). One of the seminal figures in jazz history, Bolden left no surviving recordings, having been committed in 1907 at age 30 to the Louisiana State Insane Asylum, where he spent the rest of his life after a diagnosis of acute alcoholic psychosis.The musical drama is directed by Daniel Pritzker, and features original music written, arranged and performed by Wynton Marsalis.
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To give boldness or courage to; to encourage.
‘The self-conceit which emboldened him to undertake this dangerous office.’;
give encouragement to