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To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

em-, en-

Meaning 1: cause to become

  • I don’t understand this. Enlighten me, please.
  • The soldier returned from the war embittered.

Meaning 2: put into or onto

  • The weeping mother engulfed her son in her arms.

Meaning 3: intensification

  • The officer ticketed the enraged motorist.

Meaning 4: in, into, on

  • A warm blanket enfolded the sleeping child.

Meaning 5: provide with

  • My travelling experiences have empowered me to trust my judgment.