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emblazon

[em-bley-zuh n] /ɛmˈbleɪ zən/
verb (used with object)
1.
to depict, as on an escutcheon in heraldry.
2.
to decorate with brilliant colors.
3.
to proclaim; celebrate or extol.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; em-1 + blazon
Related forms
emblazoner, noun
unemblazoned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for emblazon

emblazon

/ɪmˈbleɪzən/
verb (transitive)
1.
to describe, portray, or colour (arms) according to the conventions of heraldry
2.
to portray heraldic arms on (a shield, one's notepaper, etc)
3.
to make bright or splendid, as with colours, flowers, etc
4.
to glorify, praise, or extol, often so as to attract great publicity: his feat was emblazoned on the front page
Derived Forms
emblazonment, noun
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Word Origin and History for emblazon
v.

"inscribe conspicuously," also "extol," 1590s, from en- (1) + blazon. Related: Emblazoned; emblazoning.

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