embellish

  • 21 embellish — verb 1》 adorn; decorate. 2》 add extra details to (a story) for interest. Derivatives embellisher noun embellishment noun Origin ME: from OFr. embelliss , from embellir, based on bel handsome , from L. bellus …

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  • 22 embellish — v. a. Decorate, deck, bedeck, ornament, adorn, beautify, set out, set off …

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  • 23 embellish — verb (T) 1 to make a story or statement more interesting by adding details that are not true: She gave an embellished account of what had happened. 2 to make something more beautiful by adding decorations (+ with): The ceiling was embellished… …

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  • 24 embellish — verb 1) weapons embellished with precious metal Syn: decorate, adorn, ornament; beautify, enhance, grace; trim, garnish, gild; deck, bedeck, festoon, emblazon; literary bejewel, bedizen 2) the legend was embellished in later …

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  • 25 embellish — v 1. adorn, decorate, ornament, trim, furbish, Archaic. dight, Archaic. ouch; elaborate, festoon, rubricate; array, bedizen, deck, deck out, bedeck, trap, trap out, caparison; dress, dress up, attire, accouter; spangle, bespangle, stud, bestud,… …

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  • 26 embellish — em·bel·lish …

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  • 27 embellish — [ɪmˈbelɪʃ] verb [I/T] to make something more interesting or beautiful by adding things to it …

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  • 28 embellish — em•bel•lish [[t]ɛmˈbɛl ɪʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) to beautify by or as if by ornamentation; adorn 2) to enhance with elaborative additions • Etymology: 1300–50; ME < AF, MF embeliss em•bel′lish•er, n …

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  • 29 embellish — /ɛmˈbɛlɪʃ / (say em belish) verb (t) 1. to beautify by or as by ornamentation; ornament; adorn. 2. to enhance (a statement or narrative) with fictitious additions; embroider. {Middle English embelyss(en), from Old French embelliss , stem of… …

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  • 30 embellish — v.tr. 1 beautify, adorn. 2 add interest to (a narrative) with fictitious additions. Derivatives: embellisher n. embellishment n. Etymology: ME f. OF embellir (as EN (1), bel handsome f. L bellus) …

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  • 31 over-embellish — over embellish, over embellish over embellishv. t. To embellish excessively; to render too ornate or complicated. [PJC] …

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  • 32 over-embellish — over embellish, over embellish over embellishv. t. To embellish excessively; to render too ornate or complicated. [PJC] …

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  • 34 re-embellish — …

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  • 35 Embellished — Embellish Em*bel lish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embellished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embellishing}.] [OE. embelisen, embelisshen, F. embellir; pref. em (L. in) + bel, beau, beautiful. See {Beauty}.] To make beautiful or elegant by ornaments; to decorate;… …

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  • 36 Embellishing — Embellish Em*bel lish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embellished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embellishing}.] [OE. embelisen, embelisshen, F. embellir; pref. em (L. in) + bel, beau, beautiful. See {Beauty}.] To make beautiful or elegant by ornaments; to decorate;… …

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  • 37 gloss over — embellish, smooth over; touch up, alter …

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  • 38 varnish facts — embellish the facts, add untrue information to facts …

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  • 39 be larded with — embellish (talk or writing) excessively with esoteric or technical expressions. → lard …

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  • 40 embellisher — embellish ► VERB 1) make more attractive; decorate. 2) add extra details to (a story or account) for interest. DERIVATIVES embellisher noun embellishment noun. ORIGIN Old French embellir, from bel handsome …

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