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embroider

em·broi·der

embroider

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm broI dr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: embroidered, embroidering, embroiders
definition 1: to make or decorate with ornamental needlework.
The women embroidered intricate patterns on the silk garments.She created a high collar on the dress, which she then embroidered.
similar words:
adorn, decorate, embellish, garnish, ornament, sew, trim
definition 2: to elaborate or embellish, esp. with fictitious details.
His embroidered that story so obviously that I'm inclined not to believe any of it.
synonyms:
embellish
similar words:
elaborate, exaggerate, magnify
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to do decorative needlework.
I don't care for sewing, but I love to embroider.
similar words:
sew
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derivation: embroiderer (n.)
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