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Bold + em- -en, prebilabial intensifying verbal circumfix.[1]

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Infinitive
to Embolden

Third person singular
Emboldens

Simple past
Emboldened

Past participle
Emboldened

Present participle
Emboldening

to Embolden (third-person singular simple present Emboldens, present participle Emboldening, simple past and past participle Emboldened)
  1. (transitive) To render (someone) more bold or courageous.
  2. (transitive) To encourage, inspire, or motivate.
  3. (transitive) Patrono:Typography To format text in boldface.
    • 2004: Jason Whittaker, The Cyberspace Handbook, p216
      The tags <p></p> indicate paragraphs breaks, and we have included some basic text formatting: <em></em> for emphasis (typically italics), <u></u> for underline and <strong></strong> to embolden text.

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  1. The Oxford English Dictionary (2007) states that embolden was formed by the simultaneous prefixing of en- (or in-) and suffixing of -en, which, by definition, constitutes circumfixation.

et:embolden io:embolden it:embolden kn:embolden fi:embolden te:embolden vi:embolden zh:embolden

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