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  • 141 enrich — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. endow, aggrandize, make wealthy; embellish, ornament, adorn, beautify; fertilize; cultivate, develop. See improvement, money. Ant., impoverish. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. enhance, adorn, ameliorate,… …

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  • 142 beautify — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To make beautiful] Syn. adorn, embellish, enhance, ornament; see decorate . 2. [To improve the grounds] Syn. landscape, plant, garden; see improve 1 . See Synonym Study at decorate . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. dress up …

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  • 143 emblazon — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To decorate] Syn. embellish, ornament, illuminate; see decorate . 2. [To proclaim] Syn. herald, extol, glorify, celebrate; see advertise 1 , praise 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. ornament, color, paint, decorate,… …

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  • 144 exaggerate — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. overdraw, overstate, embellish, embroider, misrepresent, falsify, magnify, inflate, expand, amplify, heighten, intensify, distort, enlarge on, stretch, stretch the truth, overemphasize, hyperbolize, go to extremes, give… …

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  • 145 beauty — [13] Beauty came via Anglo Norman beute and Old French bealte from Vulgar Latin *bellitas, a derivative of Latin bellus ‘beautiful’ (this developed from an earlier, unrecorded *dwenolos, a diminutive form of Old Latin *duenos, *duonos, which is… …

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  • 146 adorn — (v.) late 14c., to decorate, embellish, also be an ornament to, from O.Fr. aorner to order, arrange, dispose, equip; adorn, from L. adornare equip, provide, embellish, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + ornare prepare, furnish, adorn, fit out, from… …

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  • 147 embellishment — 1590s, from EMBELLISH (Cf. embellish) + MENT (Cf. ment) …

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  • 148 embroider — verb 1) a cushion embroidered with a pattern of golden keys Syn: sew, stitch; decorate, adorn, ornament, embellish 2) she embroidered her stories with colorful detail Syn: elaborate, embellish, enlarge on, exaggerate …

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  • 149 embroider — em•broi•der [[t]ɛmˈbrɔɪ dər[/t]] v. t. 1) clo to decorate with embroidery 2) clo to form by or with embroidery 3) to embellish with ornate language, fictitious details, etc.: He embroidered the account of the shipwreck to hold his listeners… …

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  • 150 προσεπικοσμεῖται — προσεπικοσμέω embellish besides pres ind mp 3rd sg (attic epic) προσεπικοσμέω embellish besides pres ind mp 3rd sg (attic epic) …

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  • 151 προσεπικοσμοῦνται — προσεπικοσμέω embellish besides pres ind mp 3rd pl (attic epic doric) προσεπικοσμέω embellish besides pres ind mp 3rd pl (attic epic doric) …

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  • 152 προσεπικοσμοῦντες — προσεπικοσμέω embellish besides pres part act masc nom/voc pl (attic epic doric) προσεπικοσμέω embellish besides pres part act masc nom/voc pl (attic epic doric) …

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  • 153 προσεπικοσμῆσαι — προσεπικοσμέω embellish besides aor inf act προσεπικοσμέω embellish besides aor inf act …

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  • 154 embroider — [v1] add fancy stitching, adornment beautify, bedeck, braid, color, cross stitch, deck, decorate, embellish, fix up, garnish, gild, gussy up*, knit, ornament, pattern, quilt, spruce up*, stitch, weave pattern, work; concepts 177,218 embroider… …

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  • 155 expand — [v1] extend, augment aggrandize, amplify, beef up*, bloat, blow up*, bolster, broaden, bulk up*, burgeon, detail, develop, diffuse, dilate, distend, elaborate, embellish, enlarge, explicate, fan out*, fatten, fill out, grow, heighten, hike,… …

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  • 156 beauty — [13] Beauty came via Anglo Norman beute and Old French bealte from Vulgar Latin *bellitas, a derivative of Latin bellus ‘beautiful’ (this developed from an earlier, unrecorded *dwenolos, a diminutive form of Old Latin *duenos, *duonos, which is… …

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  • 157 aggrandise — verb add details to • Syn: ↑embroider, ↑pad, ↑lard, ↑embellish, ↑aggrandize, ↑blow up, ↑dramatize, ↑dramatise • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 158 blow up — verb 1. cause to burst with a violent release of energy (Freq. 4) We exploded the nuclear bomb • Syn: ↑explode, ↑detonate, ↑set off • Derivationally related forms: ↑blowup, ↑detonative …

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  • 159 dramatise — verb 1. represent something in a dramatic manner These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today s youth • Syn: ↑dramatize • Derivationally related forms: ↑dramatisation, ↑drama, ↑dramatization (for: ↑ …

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  • 160 dress up — verb 1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive (Freq. 5) She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera The young girls were all fancied up for the party • Syn: ↑overdress, ↑fig out, ↑fig up, ↑deck up, ↑ …

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