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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: embelir, from bel 'beautiful'

embellish

verb
     
em‧bel‧lish [transitive]
1 to make something more beautiful by adding decorations to it
embellish something with something
The dress was embellished with gold threads.
2 to make a story or statement more interesting by adding details that are not true:
She gave an embellished account of what had happened.
embellishment noun [uncountable and countable]

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