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Verb: embellish  em'be-lish
  1. Make appear better or greater (in power, wealth, quality, etc.) than reality
    "He is free to embellish the image of his mother";
    - embroider, pad, lard, aggrandize, aggrandise [Brit], blow up, dramatize, dramatise [Brit]
  2. Serve to decorate and look nice
    "Flowers embellished the tables everywhere";
    - deck, adorn, decorate, grace, beautify
  3. Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    "embellish the room for the party";
    - decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, beautify
  4. Make more beautiful
    - fancify, beautify, prettify

Derived forms: embellishing, embellishes, embellished

Type of: alter, ameliorate, amend, amplify, be, better, change, exaggerate, hyperbolise [Brit], hyperbolize, improve, magnify, meliorate, mend, modify, overdraw, overstate

Encyclopedia: Embellish