- 1embellish something to make something more beautiful by adding decorations to it synonym decorate The huge carved door was embellished with brass door knockers.
- 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.
NAmE//ɪmˈbɛlɪʃ//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they embellish
he / she / it embellishes
past simple embellished
-ing form embellishing
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noun [uncountable, countable] a 16th century church with 18th century embellishments