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Boast (verb active)

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To Boast. v.a.

  1. To brag of; to display with ostentatious language.

    For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed. 2 Cor vii. 14.

    If they vouchsafed to give god the praise of his goodness; yet they did it only, in order to boast the interest they had in him. Atterbury.

  2. To magnify, to exalt.

    They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches. Psalm xlix. 6.

    Confounded be all them that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols. Psalm xcvii. 7.

Sources: The Bible - 2. Chronicles (5) · Atterbury, Francis (75) · The Bible - Psalms (29)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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