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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To make beautiful by adding features. Also: To add ornamental or fictitious details to.

Usage examples (26)
  • It is easy to embellish the pillars and insert beams in a home but hard to get the huai tree to grow.
  • 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.
  • He pronounced "embellish" with a fancy-pants cadence. for more
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