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emblazon

Verb

1 decorate with colors; "color the walls with paint in warm tones" [syn: color, colour]
2 decorate with heraldic arms [syn: blazon]

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English

Etymology

From en- + blazon, from Old French blason "shield".

Verb

  1. To adorn with prominent markings.
  2. To inscribe upon.
    The benefactor's image is emblazoned on our memory.
  3. To draw (a coat of arms).
  4. To celebrate or extol as with deeds or merit.

Derived terms

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adorn, adulate, advertise, air, apotheosize, apply paint, array, beautify, bedaub, bedeck, bedizen, begild, belaud, bepraise, besmear, blazon, blazon forth, bless, blow up, boast of, brag about, brandish, brush on paint, calcimine, celebrate, coat, color, complexion, cover, cry up, dab, dandify, dangle, daub, deck, deck out, decorate, deep-dye, deify, demonstrate, dip, display, distemper, dizen, doll up, double-dye, dress, dress up, dye, embellish, embroider, enamel, engild, enrich, eulogize, exalt, exhibit, extol, face, fast-dye, fig out, fix up, flash, flatter, flaunt, flourish, fresco, furbish, garnish, gild, glaze, glorify, gloss, grace, grain, gussy up, hero-worship, hold up, hue, idolize, illuminate, imbue, ingrain, japan, lacquer, laud, lay on color, lionize, magnify, make much of, manifest, ornament, overpraise, paint, panegyrize, parade, parget, pay tribute, pigment, porter aux nues, praise, prank, prank up, preen, prettify, prime, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, puff, puff up, put forth, put forward, redecorate, redo, refurbish, salute, set off, set out, shade, shadow, shellac, slop on paint, smarten, smarten up, smear, sport, spruce up, stain, stipple, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, titivate, tone, trick out, trick up, trim, trumpet, trumpet forth, undercoat, varnish, vaunt, wash, wave, whitewash
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