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embellish (v.)

mid-14c., "to render beautiful," from Old French embelliss-, stem of embellir "make beautiful, ornament," from assimilated form of en- (see en- (1)) + bel "beautiful," from Latin bellus "handsome, pretty, fine" (see belle). Meaning "dress up (a narration) with fictitious matter" is from mid-15c. Related: Embellished; embellishing.

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Definitions of embellish

embellish (v.)
add details to;
Synonyms: embroider / pad / lard / aggrandize / aggrandise / blow up / dramatize / dramatise
embellish (v.)
be beautiful to look at;
Synonyms: deck / adorn / decorate / grace / beautify
embellish (v.)
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.;
Synonyms: decorate / adorn / grace / ornament / beautify
embellish (v.)
make more beautiful;
Synonyms: fancify / beautify / prettify
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