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Verb: embroider  em'broy-du(r)
  1. Decorate with needlework
    - broider
  2. Make appear better or greater (in power, wealth, quality, etc.) than reality
    "He is free to embroider the image of his mother";
    - pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise [Brit], blow up, dramatize, dramatise [Brit]

Derived forms: embroidered, embroiders, embroidering

Type of: adorn, amplify, beautify, decorate, embellish, exaggerate, grace, hyperbolise [Brit], hyperbolize, magnify, ornament, overdraw, overstate

Encyclopedia: Embroider