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EtymologyEdit

en- +‎ bel +‎ -ir.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.be.liʁ/
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VerbEdit

embellir

  1. to improve, make more attractive
  2. to embellish

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

en- +‎ bel +‎ -ir.

VerbEdit

embellir

  1. to make prettier; to make more attractive; to embellish

DescendantsEdit

  • English: embellish
  • French: embellir