embellish

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Borrowing from Old French embellir.

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embellish (third-person singular simple present embellishes, present participle embellishing, simple past and past participle embellished)

  1. To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
    The old book cover was embellished with golden letters
  2. To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality, to distort.
    to embellish a story, the truth

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