emblazon

[em-bley-zuhn]
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:
1585–95; em-1 + blazon

emblazoner, noun
unemblazoned, adjective
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emblazon (ɪmˈbleɪzən)
 
vb
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
 
em'blazonment
 
n

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emblazon
"inscribe conspicuously," also "extol," 1592, from en- + blazon.
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Example sentences
Emblazoned on the body of it was a huge drawing-a story-high image of a giant
  panda.
The same words can still be seen emblazoned on its bottles.
The sleek computer's top is emblazoned with the company's snake logo.
Signs emblazoned with cannabis plants or green crosses sit next to dry
  cleaners, gas stations and restaurants.
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