ennoble ennoble  /ɪ ˈnoʊ bəl/


  1. (v) confer dignity or honor upon
  2. (v) give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility



  1. Heroes walk alone, but they become myths when they ennoble the lives and touch the hearts of all of us.
  2. Once they have secured that cause, they search for a way to ennoble it in the eyes of ordinary people who do not share their holy delusion but whose admiration they crave.
  3. He strived with all his considerable power to conserve, strengthen, direct and ennoble it.


  1. "It lives on in the valour and sacrifice of young men and women that ennoble Australia in our times," Mr Howard said. "In the scrub of the Solomons, in the villages of Timor, in the desert of Iraq and the coast of Nias. It lives on in the...
    on Apr 25, 2005 By: John Howard Source: NEWS.com.au

  2. "What if I am an aficionado of bullfights and I think, contrary to the animal cruelty people, that they ennoble both beast and man," Justice Scalia said. "I would not be able to market videos showing people how exciting a bullfight is."
    on Oct 6, 2009 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. Mr. Ghesquiere said his aim was "to ennoble everyday objects."
    on Mar 4, 2010 By: Nicolas Ghesquiere Source: New York Times

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