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English definition of “embellish”

embellish

verb [T]     /ɪmˈbel.ɪʃ/
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     /-mənt/ noun [C or U] Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applaudingDecorating or making something attractive
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