Embellish - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈbelɪʃ|  American pronunciation of the word embellish
Brit.  |ɪmˈbɛlɪʃ|  British pronunciation of the word embellish

verb

- add details to (syn: aggrandise, aggrandize, dramatise, dramatize, embroider, lard, pad)
- be beautiful to look at (syn: adorn, beautify, deck, decorate, grace)
- make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc. (syn: adorn, beautify, decorate, grace, ornament)
- make more beautiful (syn: beautify, fancify, prettify)

Examples

a book embellished with colorful illustrations

He embellished his speech with a few quotations.

The leather cover of the old book was embellished with gold letters.

The dress was embellished with gold threads.

She gave an embellished account of what had happened.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: embellish
he/she/it: embellishes
present participle: embellishing
past tense: embellished
past participle: embellished
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