Simple Definition of embellish
: to decorate (something) by adding special details and features : to make (something) more appealing or attractive
Examples of embellish
a book embellished with colorful illustrations
He embellished his speech with a few quotations.
Origin of embellish
Middle English, from Anglo-French embeliss-, stem of embelir, from en- + bel beautiful — more at beauty
First Known Use: 14th century
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