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embellish


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embellish  \Em*bel"lish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Embellished};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Embellishing}.]  [OE.  embelisen  embelisshen  F. 
  embellir  pref.  em-  (L.  in)  +  bel,  beau,  beautiful.  See 
  {Beauty}.] 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  To  adorn;  beautify;  deck;  bedeck;  decorate;  garnish; 
  enrich;  ornament;  illustrate.  See  {Adorn}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embellish 
  v  1:  add  details  to  [syn:  {embroider},  {pad},  {lard},  {aggrandize}, 
  {blow  up},  {dramatize},  {dramatise}] 
  2:  be  beautiful  to  look  at  "Flowers  adorned  the  tables 
  everywhere"  [syn:  {deck},  {adorn},  {decorate},  {grace},  {beautify}] 
  3:  make  more  attractive  by  adding  ornament,  colour,  etc.; 
  "Decorate  the  room  for  the  party";  "beautify  yourself  for 
  the  special  day"  [syn:  {decorate},  {adorn},  {grace},  {ornament}, 
  {beautify}] 
  4:  make  more  beautiful  [syn:  {beautify},  {prettify}]  [ant:  {uglify}] 




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