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embellishverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪmˈbel.ɪʃ/
embellishment
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-mənt/
(Definition of embellish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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embellishverb [T]

 us   /ɪmˈbel·ɪʃ/
to make something more ​beautiful or ​interesting by ​additions or ​details: Many early ​buildingentrances were ​richly embellished. If you embellish a ​story or ​statement, you ​adddetails that are not ​completelytrue in ​order to make it more ​interesting: He couldn’t ​resist embellishing his ​account of the ​Africansafari.
(Definition of embellish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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