Definition of Embellish

1. Verb. Add details to. "They won't embellish the story "




2. Verb. Be beautiful to look at. "Holly flowers embellish the halls"; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
Exact synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Deck, Decorate, Grace
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Ornament
Derivative terms: Adornment, Beautification, Beauty, Decoration, Decoration, Decorative, Grace

3. Verb. Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.. "They embellish the halls with holly"; "Beautify yourself for the special day"

4. Verb. Make more beautiful.

Definition of Embellish

1. v. t. To make beautiful or elegant by ornaments; to decorate; to adorn; as, to embellish a book with pictures, a garden with shrubs and flowers, a narrative with striking anecdotes, or style with metaphors.

Definition of Embellish

1. Verb. To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate. ¹

2. Verb. To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality, to distort. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Embellish

1. [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Embellish

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embeddable
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embedding agents
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embellish (current term)
embellishable
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Literary usage of Embellish

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1. The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de ( Cervantes Saavedra, Henry Edward Watts (1888)
"... met on his entering his village, with other incidents which embellish and accredit this great history. ..."

2. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"choir of angels, whose society he will embellish, and where he will distinguish himself by his powers of song, God shall say to the angels, " Cease, ..."

3. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United by George Edward Cokayne (1893)
"... however extensive and complicated they may be, and embellish same if desired, with facsimile signatures and coats of arms. MESSRS. WILLIAM POLLARD X CO, ..."

4. Writing of Today: Models of Journalistic Prose by Gerhard Richard Lomer, John William Cunliffe (1915)
"To reproduce the English round ;nfer which is supposed to be the right and pointed styles with barbarous embellish- w merely by the position of the In ..."

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