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embellish (verb) decorate; enhance.

When you embellish your home you decorate it with flowers, color pieces of paper, festoons, etc. You embellish a wall or a ceiling, if you decorate it with pictures, paintings, etc. You embellish a story when you add more detail to make it more interesting. You embellish a description or a report if you make it elaborate to increase its interest. You embellish an account of something by expanding it.

  • The Egyptians embellished the interiors of the Pyramids with murals depicting the life of the pharaohs.
  • The medals that embellish Mike Gordonís uniform indicate the accomplishments he had in his military career.
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