- 1 [transitive, intransitive] to decorate cloth with a pattern of stitches, usually using colored thread embroider A on B She embroidered flowers on the cushion covers. embroider B with A She embroidered the cushion cover with flowers. embroider (something) an embroidered blouse She sat in the window, embroidering.
- 2[transitive] embroider something to make a story more interesting by adding details that are not always true synonym embellish He is inclined to embroider the facts.
NAmE//ɪmˈbrɔɪdər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they embroider
he / she / it embroiders
past simple embroidered
-ing form embroidering