embellish embellish  /ɪm ˈbɛ lɪʃ/


  1. (v) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
  2. (v) make more beautiful
  3. (v) add details to
  4. (v) be beautiful to look at


  1. After the training, new senator began to embellish his speeches with more picturesque and fanciful incidents.
  2. John didn't trust presidential aide, whom he feared might fabricate or embellish the facts to cover the scam.


  1. BBB Tip of the Week: Online dating - Sun, 09 Jun 2013 PST

    Millions of people have tried online dating, and some even find love and a long-term relationship. Others find heartbreak and an empty wallet. Scammers target online dating sites looking for vulnerable targets. They create dating profiles with fake photos and persona that appear real. Some scammers even create a fake Facebook or other social media profile to embellish the persona.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

  2. NBA Looking To Increase Flopping Penalties

    The NBA wants flopping to bring harsher penalties for players, and the NBA commissioner appears prepared to outline new and stricter anti-flopping rules. The issue is on the schedule for next week’s NBA competition committee, being held in San Antonio. This season the league put in place some measures against players who embellish contact in [...] NBA Looking To Increase Flopping Penalties is a ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr


  1. "How sad that he felt he had to embellish a life of surviving the Holocaust and of being married for half a century," said Holocaust scholar Michael Berenbaum.
    on Dec 27, 2008 By: Michael Berenbaum Source: FOXNews

  2. "It's difficult to exaggerate or embellish upon what's happened here. It's absolutely devastating," Strickland said in a telephone interview.
    on Aug 26, 2007 By: Ted Strickland Source: Forbes

  3. "I like to embellish. I like to use colorful speech. But this really is a special movie to me," says Dennings during a telephone interview from San Francisco.
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Kat Dennings Source: Biloxi Sun Herald

Word of the Day
tacit tacit
/ˈtæ sɪt /