Meaning of “embellish” in the English Dictionary

"embellish" in English

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embellishverb [ T ]

uk /ɪmˈbel.ɪʃ/ us /ɪmˈbel.ɪʃ/
noun [ C or U ] uk /ɪmˈbel.ɪʃ.mənt/ us /ɪmˈbel.ɪʃ.mənt/

(Definition of “embellish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"embellish" in American English

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embellishverb [ T ]

us /ɪmˈbel·ɪʃ/

to make something more beautiful or interesting by additions or details:

Many early building entrances were richly embellished.

If you embellish a story or statement, you add details that are not completely true in order to make it more interesting:

He couldn’t resist embellishing his account of the African safari.

(Definition of “embellish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)