Found 3 items, similar to boast.
English → Indonesian
bangga, buaian, membanggakan, menyombongkan, sesumbar, sumbar
English → English
n : speaking of yourself in superlatives [syn: boasting
v 1: show off [syn: tout
, shoot a line
2: wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; “she was
sporting a new hat”
English → English
, v. t.
1. To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with
pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to
self-commendation; to extol.
Lest bad men should boast
Their specious deeds. --Milton.
2. To display vaingloriously.
3. To possess or have; as, to boast a name.
To boast one's self
, to speak with unbecoming confidence
in, and approval of, one's self; -- followed by of and the
thing to which the boasting relates. [Archaic]
Boast not thyself of to-morrow. --Prov. xxvii.
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boasted
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. bosten, boosten, v., bost, boost, n.,
noise, boasting; cf. G. bausen, bauschen, to swell, pusten,
Dan. puste, Sw. pusta, to blow, Sw. p["o]sa to swell; or W.
bostio to boast, bost boast, Gael. bosd. But these last may
be from English.]
1. To vaunt one's self; to brag; to say or tell things which
are intended to give others a high opinion of one's self
or of things belonging to one's self; as, to boast of
one's exploits courage, descent, wealth.
By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves: . . not of works, lest any man should
boast. --Eph. ii. 8,
2. To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to
In God we boast all the day long. --Ps. xliv. 8
Syn: To brag; bluster; vapor; crow; talk big.
, v. t. [Of uncertain etymology.]
1. (Masonry) To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.
2. (Sculp.) To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer
work to follow; to cut to the general form required.
1. Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging.
Reason and morals? and where live they most,
In Christian comfort, or in Stoic boast! --Byron.
2. The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, --
sometimes of laudable pride or exultation.
The boast of historians. --Macaulay.