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Definition 1: make unnecessary additions to what is already complete - [verb of change]

Synonyms for gild the lily in the sense of this definition

(gild the lily is a kind of ...) make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

"We added two students to that dorm room" "She added a personal note to her letter" "Add insult to injury" "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"

Definition 2: adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful) - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for gild the lily in the sense of this definition

(gild the lily is a kind of ...) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

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

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