Etymology
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embroider (v.)

"decorate with ornamental needlework," late 14c., from Anglo-French enbrouder, from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + broisder "embroider," from Frankish *brozdon, from Proto-Germanic *bruzdajan. Spelling with -oi- is from c. 1600, perhaps by influence of broiden, irregular alternative Middle English past participle of braid (v.). Related: Embroidered; embroidering.

updated on September 13, 2020

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Definitions of embroider from WordNet

embroider (v.)
decorate with needlework;
Synonyms: broider
embroider (v.)
add details to;
Synonyms: pad / lard / embellish / aggrandize / aggrandise / blow up / dramatize / dramatise
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