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Synonyms for embellish
ɛmˈbɛl ɪʃem·bel·lish

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  1. embellishverb

    Synonyms:
    beautify, adorn, decorate, ornament, deck, grace, prettify

  2. embellishverb

    To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.

    The old book cover was embellished with golden letters

    Synonyms:
    deck, prettify, grace, ornament, beautify, decorate, adorn

  3. embellishverb

    To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality, to distort.

    to embellish a story, the truth

    Synonyms:
    adorn, decorate, ornament, grace, prettify, beautify, deck

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. embellish

    To embellish is to brighten and enliven by adding something that is not necessarily or very closely connected with that to which it is added; to illustrate is to add something so far like in kind as to cast a side-light upon the principal matter. An author embellishes his narrative with fine descriptions, the artist illustrates it with beautiful engravings, the binder gilds and decorates the volume. Garnish is on a lower plane; as, the feast was garnished with flowers. Deck and bedeck are commonly said of apparel; as, a mother bedecks her daughter with silk and jewels. To adorn and to ornament alike signify to add that which makes anything beautiful and attractive, but ornament is more exclusively on the material plane; as, the gateway was ornamented with delicate carving. Adorn is more lofty and spiritual, referring to a beauty which is not material, and can not be put on by ornaments or decorations, but seems in perfect harmony and unity with that to which it adds a grace; if we say, the gateway was adorned with beautiful carving, we imply a unity and loftiness of design such as ornamented can not express. We say of some admirable scholar or statesman, "he touched nothing that he did not adorn."

    At church, with meek and unaffected grace,
    His looks adorned the venerable place.

    Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 178.

    Synonyms:
    adorn, beautify, bedeck, deck, decorate, garnish, gild, illustrate, ornament

    Antonyms:
    deface, deform, disfigure, mar, spoil

    Preposition:
    Adorn his temples with a coronet.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatiseverb

    add details to

    Synonyms:
    broider, go ballistic, decorate, puff out, detonate, adopt, trudge, have kittens, ornament, slog, embroider, deck, fill out, inflate, puff, lose one's temper, beautify, hit the roof, explode, plod, combust, flip one's lid, flip one's wig, magnify, expand, prettify, amplify, adorn, pad, lard, fly off the handle, set off, footslog, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, blow up, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, tramp, grace, throw a fit, aggrandize, bolster, dramatize, blow one's stack, fancify, puff up

  2. deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautifyverb

    be beautiful to look at

    "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

    Synonyms:
    fancify, grace, dramatise, bedeck, ornament, adorn, dump, deck, decorate, clothe, aggrandise, invest, blow up, aggrandize, embroider, dress, lard, coldcock, prettify, bedight, beautify, floor, knock down, pad, dramatize

  3. decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautifyverb

    make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

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

    Synonyms:
    fancify, grace, dramatise, ornament, adorn, deck, decorate, clothe, aggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, embroider, dress, lard, prettify, beautify, pad, dramatize, invest

  4. fancify, beautify, embellish, prettifyverb

    make more beautiful

    Synonyms:
    fancify, grace, dramatise, ornament, adorn, deck, decorate, aggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, embroider, lard, prettify, beautify, pad, dramatize

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. embellishverb

    Synonyms:
    decorate, deck, bedeck, ornament, adorn, beautify, set out, set off

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. embellishverb

    Synonyms:
    decorate, beautify, garnish, bedeck, ornament

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "embellish":

    beautify

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How to use embellish in a sentence?

  1. Guy Ritchie:

    I like the original movie so I'm aware I don't want to contaminate the nostalgia of the first one, what you want to do is embellish.

  2. Ravindra Pasale:

    Embrace probability. Only mathematicians and fools have a tendency to embellish certainty.

  3. Grover Norquist:

    Democrats always want to break the glass ceiling first and the media loves to embellish that narrative, republicans had the first female Supreme Court justice, but somehow that didn't count.

  4. Devin Nunes:

    When Fox News ' comes to Republicans asking questions, I think what we need to do is stick to the facts of the case and not allow Mueller time to either pontificate and embellish all the time or embellish things that he may want to embellish, this investigation was not about collusion. It wasn't about obstruction of justice. It was about setting obstruction of justice traps so for the better part of two years they were hoping the President would fall into it.


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