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Definition 1: make more beautiful - [verb of change]

Synonyms for embellish in the sense of this definition

(embellish is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of embellish ) care for one's external appearance

"He is always well-groomed"

(... is a kind of embellish ) give a neat appearance to

"groom the dogs" "dress the horses"

(... is a kind of embellish ) make something appear superficially attractive

"The researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data" "Don't try to dress up the unpleasant truth"

(... is a kind of embellish ) make neat, smart, or trim

"Spruce up your house for Spring" "titivate the child"

(... is a kind of embellish ) make (a surface) shine

"shine the silver, please" "polish my shoes"

(... is a kind of embellish ) enhance the appearance of

"Mourning becomes Electra" "This behavior doesn't suit you!"

Definition 2: add details to - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for embellish in the sense of this definition

(embellish is a kind of ...) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

"tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

(... is a kind of embellish ) cause to seem more splendid

"You are glorifying a rather mediocre building"

Definition 3: make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc. - [verb of creation]

Samples where embellish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Decorate the room for the party
  • beautify yourself for the special day

Synonyms for embellish in the sense of this definition

(embellish is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate, as with ornaments

"trim the christmas tree" "trim a shop window"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate a ship with flags

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate tastelessly

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate an edge with scallops

"the dress had a scalloped skirt"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate with a lace of geometric designs

(... is a kind of embellish ) adorn or decorate with precious stones

"jeweled dresses"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate with panels

"panel the walls with wood"

(... is a kind of embellish ) redo the decoration of an apartment or house

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate

"deck the halls with holly"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate with strings of flowers

"The public buildings were festooned for the holiday"

(... is a kind of embellish ) coat, inlay, or surface with enamel

(... is a kind of embellish ) embellish with plants

"Let's landscape the yard"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate with an interlaced design

(... is a kind of embellish ) adorn with a fringe

"The weaver fringed the scarf"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate with colors

"color the walls with paint in warm tones"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate with heraldic arms

(... is a kind of embellish ) add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold

(... is a kind of embellish ) coat with lacquer

"A lacquered box from China"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate with stucco work

"stuccoed ceilings"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate in a cheap and flashy way

"the small-town bar was all tarted up"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate with spangles

"the star-spangled banner"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate with feathers

"fledge an arrow"

(... is a kind of embellish ) adorn with bands of flowers or leaves

"They garlanded the statue"

(... is a kind of embellish ) supply with illustrations

"illustrate a book with drawings"

(... is a kind of embellish ) cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface

"stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate with needlework

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate with braids or ribbons

"braid a collar"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate or deck with wreaths

"wreathe the grave site"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate with leaves

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate with flags

"the building was flagged for the holiday"

(... is a kind of embellish ) put a caparison on

"caparison the horses for the festive occasion"

(... is a kind of embellish ) adorn with tinsel

"snow flakes tinseled the trees"

(... is a kind of embellish ) dress or decorate showily or gaudily

"Roses were pranking the lawn"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate or furnish with something suspended

"Hang wallpaper"

(... is a kind of embellish ) embellish by sewing in straight lines crossing each other diagonally

"The folk dancers wore smocked shirts"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate with wavy or winding lines

(... is a kind of embellish ) adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful)

(... is a kind of embellish ) sew on as a decoration

(... is a kind of embellish ) trim with piping

"pipe the skirt"

(... is a kind of embellish ) decorate by sewing beads onto

"bead the wedding gown"

(embellish has a similar meaning as ...) be an ornament to

"stars ornamented the Christmas tree"

Definition 4: be beautiful to look at - [verb of stative]

Samples where embellish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

Synonyms for embellish in the sense of this definition

(embellish is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of embellish ) be an ornament to

"stars ornamented the Christmas tree"

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