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Definition of "embellish" []

  • To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate. (verb-transitive)
  • To add ornamental or fictitious details to: a fanciful account that embellishes the true story. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "embellish" in a sentence
  • "The only circle I didn't embellish is the one that looks like a button - this is actually a tiny scrap of a sunprinted fabric (sunprinted with buttons, that is)."
  • "I just recently lied (though I prefer the word embellish) about my height by an inch."
  • "We kind of embellish on that, I guess you could say."