Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb embellish

4 senses of embellish

Sense 1
embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise -- (add details to)
       => overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify -- (to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery")

Sense 2
deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify -- (be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify -- (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify -- (make more beautiful)
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

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