Verb for “to make bold”

Consider the following:

  1. Imagine that you are sitting at your word processor and you need to make a word bold.

  2. Imagine that you are sitting at your word processor and you need to bold a word.

  3. Imagine that you are sitting at your word processor and you need to embolden a word.

Which is grammatical?

Answer

This has been asked before, when I said that embolden was the word to use if the context made it clear it was being used in a typographical sense. Not everyone agreed, and the Oxford English Dictionary doesn’t record it in this sense. However, Oxford Dictionaries Pro has as its second definition ‘cause (a piece of text) to appear in a bold typeface’.

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Source : Link , Question Author : dotancohen , Answer Author : Barrie England

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