Synonyms for make bold

MOST RELEVANT

Antonyms for make bold

MOST RELEVANT
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAKE BOLD

And if ever I go where Pliny is, I, a whaleman (more than he was), will make bold to tell him so.

"Bill," said the stranger, in a voice that I thought he had tried to make bold and big.

We make bold to affirm that it was both—both historical and mythical.

You'll excuse me, Mr. Fenwick; but I'll just make bold to say as much as that.

I was going to make bold to come to Prince's Gate, and ask you to come to see him.

As I feel certain that you and I are old friends, I make bold to answer for you—yes.

This has happened so often that I make bold to found a law upon it.

Yes, Mr. Dean, we'll make bold to trouble you with a letter.

On the present occasion I make bold to present myself in this unamiable capacity.

May I make bold to enquire what business has brought you here?

WORD ORIGIN

Old English beald (West Saxon), bald (Anglian) "bold, brave, confident, strong," from Proto-Germanic *balthaz (cf. Old High German bald "bold, swift," in names such as Archibald, Leopold, Theobald; Gothic balþei "boldness;" Old Norse ballr "frightful, dangerous"), perhaps from PIE *bhol-to- suffixed form of *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell" (see bole).

Of flavors (coffee, etc.) from 1829. The noun meaning "those who are bold" is from c.1300. Old French and Provençal baut "bold," Italian baldo "bold, daring, fearless" are Germanic loan-words.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MAKE BOLD

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.