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English definition of “embellish”

embellish

verb [T] uk   /ɪmˈbel.ɪʃ/ us  
to make something more beautiful or interesting by adding something to it: The ceiling was embellished with flowers and leaves. He couldn't resist embellishing the story of his accident a little.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applaudingDecorating or making something attractive
embellishment
noun [C or U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applaudingDecorating or making something attractive
(Definition of embellish from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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