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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Old French embellir.

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embellish ‎(third-person singular simple present embellishes, present participle embellishing, simple past and past participle embellished)

  1. To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
    The old book cover was embellished with golden letters
    • 2012 December 29, Paul Doyle, “Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle”, in The Guardian[1], London:
      Podolski gave Walcott a chance to further embellish Arsenal's first-half performance when he eluded James Perch and slipped the ball through to the striker.
  2. To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality, to distort.
    to embellish a story, the truth

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