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1. ennoble

verb. ['ɪˈnoʊbəl'] confer dignity or honor upon.

Synonyms

  • honor
  • dignify
  • reward

Antonyms

  • curse
  • bless
  • descent
  • decrease

Etymology

  • ennoblen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ennoblir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Ennoble

  • vontobel
  • grenoble
  • stroebel
  • stroble
  • strobel
  • ignoble
  • chernobyl
  • immobile
  • global
  • zobel
  • wrobel
  • sobol
  • soble
  • sobil
  • sobel
  • schobel
  • schauble
  • roble
  • robel
  • mobile
  • mobil
  • lobel
  • koebel
  • koble
  • kobel
  • knoebel
  • knoble
  • knobel
  • goebel
  • goble

2. ennoble

verb. ['ɪˈnoʊbəl'] give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility.

Synonyms

  • raise
  • dub
  • upgrade
  • elevate
  • baronetize
  • baronetise
  • entitle
  • promote
  • gentle
  • kick upstairs
  • lord
  • advance

Antonyms

  • female aristocrat
  • bore
  • fall
  • lower

Etymology

  • ennoblen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ennoblir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Sentences with ennoble


1. Verb, base form
The 16th-century English writer Samuel Johnson wrote, "A simile, to be perfect, must both illustrate and ennoble the subject."

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