What does embellish mean?

Definitions for embellish
ɛmˈbɛl ɪʃem·bel·lish

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word embellish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise(verb)

    add details to

  2. deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify(verb)

    be beautiful to look at

    "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

  3. decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify(verb)

    make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

    "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

  4. fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify(verb)

    make more beautiful

Wiktionary

  1. embellish(Verb)

    To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.

    The old book cover was embellished with golden letters

  2. embellish(Verb)

    To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality, to distort.

    to embellish a story, the truth

  3. Origin: From embellir.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embellish(verb)

    to make beautiful or elegant by ornaments; to decorate; to adorn; as, to embellish a book with pictures, a garden with shrubs and flowers, a narrative with striking anecdotes, or style with metaphors

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Embellish

    em-bel′ish, v.t. to make beautiful with ornaments: to decorate: to make graceful: to illustrate pictorially, as a book.—n. Embell′isher.—adv. Embell′ishingly.—n. Embell′ishment, act of embellishing or adorning: decoration: ornament. [Fr. embellir, embellissantem, in, bel, beau, beautiful.]

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How to say embellish in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embellish in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embellish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of embellish in a Sentence

  1. Guy Ritchie:

    I like the original movie so I'm aware I don't want to contaminate the nostalgia of the first one, what you want to do is embellish.

  2. Devin Nunes:

    When Fox News ' comes to Republicans asking questions, I think what we need to do is stick to the facts of the case and not allow Mueller time to either pontificate and embellish all the time or embellish things that he may want to embellish, this investigation was not about collusion. It wasn't about obstruction of justice. It was about setting obstruction of justice traps so for the better part of two years they were hoping the President would fall into it.

Images & Illustrations of embellish

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