Definitions for: Embellish


[v] make more beautiful
[v] add details to
[v] make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
[v] be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"



Webster (1913) Definition: Em*bel"lish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embellished; p.
pr. & vb. n. Embellishing.] [OE. embelisen, embelisshen, F.
embellir; pref. em- (L. in) + bel, beau, beautiful. See
Beauty.]
To make beautiful or elegant by ornaments; to decorate; to
adorn; as, to embellish a book with pictures, a garden with
shrubs and flowers, a narrative with striking anecdotes, or
style with metaphors.

Syn: To adorn; beautify; deck; bedeck; decorate; garnish;
enrich; ornament; illustrate. See Adorn.

Synonyms: adorn, adorn, aggrandise, aggrandize, beautify, beautify, beautify, blow up, deck, decorate, decorate, dramatise, dramatize, embroider, grace, grace, lard, ornament, pad, prettify

Antonyms: uglify

See Also: alter, ameliorate, amend, amplify, applique, bard, be, bead, become, bedeck, bedight, bedizen, begild, bejewel, beset, bespangle, better, blazon, braid, broider, caparison, change, color, colour, curry, deck, dress, dress, dress ship, dress up, dress up, emblazon, embroider, enamel, encrust, engild, exaggerate, festoon, filet, fillet, flag, fledge, flight, foliate, fret, fringe, garland, garnish, gild, glaze, glorify, groom, hang, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, illuminate, illustrate, improve, incrust, inlay, jewel, lacquer, landscape, magnify, meliorate, neaten, ornament, overdraw, overstate, panel, pipe, polish, prank, redecorate, scallop, shine, slick up, smarten up, smock, smooth, smoothen, spangle, spiff up, spruce, spruce up, stucco, suit, tart up, tinsel, titivate, tittivate, trim, vermiculate, window-dress, wreathe

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