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emboss (verb) (usually passive) make raised design on a piece of paper, leather or metal.
When we make a raised design on a piece of paper, leather or metal it is embossed with the design. The design is embossed on it. A sheet of paper on which we find raised letters or figures is embossed with them. We find the value and the national insignia of a country embossed on the coins of money of the country. Medals are embossed with designs.
- As Conrad searched the war site for his lost comrade, he found a gold plated metal plate embossed with the name of his friend.
- Police officers and policemen wear metal badges with their names and the logo of the department embossed on them.