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Meaning of EMBELLISH

Pronunciation:  em'belish

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

EMBELLISH is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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
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}.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adorn, apparel, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, belie, blazon, camouflage, caparison, color, convolute, cultivate, dandify, deck, deck out, decorate, develop, disguise, distort, dizen, doll up, dress, dress up, elaborate, emblazon, embroider, enhance, enrich, evolve, exaggerate, falsify, festoon, fig out, finish, fix up, flourish, fudge, furbish, furbish up, garble, garnish, gild, gild the lily, gloss, gloss over, grace, gussy up, improve, involve, load with ornament, magnify, mask, mature, miscite, miscolor, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, ornament, overcharge, overdo, overdraw, overlay, overload, overpaint, overstate, pad, paint, perfect, pervert, polish, prank, prank up, preen, prettify, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, redecorate, redo, refine, refurbish, ripen, season, set off, set out, slant, smarten, smarten up, spruce up, strain, titivate, trick out, trick up, trim, twist, understate, varnish, warp, whitewash