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 for embolden
From 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.
     [1913 Webster]
           The self-conceit which emboldened him to undertake this
           dangerous office.                        --Sir W.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: give encouragement to [syn: cheer, hearten, recreate,
           embolden] [ant: dishearten, put off]

From 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

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