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embellish

em·bel·lish

embellish

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm be lihsh
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: embellished, embellishes, embellishing
definition 1: to improve by, or as though by, decorations; decorate.
The watch face was embellished with diamonds and enamel.
synonyms:
adorn, decorate, garnish, ornament, trim
similar words:
bedizen, elaborate, enrich, festoon, grace
definition 2: to enhance (a story or the like) with unnecessary or fictitious details.
We always suspected our father embellished the tales of his boyhood, but this made hearing them even more entertaining.
synonyms:
embroider
similar words:
elaborate, exaggerate, magnify
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derivations: embellished (adj.), embellisher (n.)