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Definition of embellish verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they embellish
    he / she / it embellishes
    past simple embellished
    -ing form embellishing
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  1. 1embellish something to make something more beautiful by adding decorations to it synonym decorate The huge carved door was embellished with brass door knockers.
  2. 2embellish something to make a story more interesting by adding details that are not always true synonym embroider His account of his travels was embellished with details of famous people he met.
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noun [uncountable, countable] a 16th century church with 18th century embellishments
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