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emblaze

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of emblaze

  1. 1 to make more attractive by adding something that is beautiful or becoming <the days when movies were shown in palaces that were lavishly emblazed to look like ancient Egypt or exotic Arabia> Synonyms adorn, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, caparison, deck, do, doll up, do up, drape, dress, embellish, decorate, emboss, enrich, fancify, fancy up, festoon, garnish, glitz (up), grace, gussy up, ornament, pretty (up), trimRelated Words accessorize, dress up, trap, trick (out); brighten, freshen, smarten, spruce (up); boss, chase; braid, embroider, feather, figure, filigree, fillet, flounce, frill, fringe, furbelow, garland, hang, lace, ribbon, swag, wreathe; appliqué, gild, paint; diamond, gem, impearl, jewel, pearl; redecorate, redoNear Antonyms simplify, streamline; bare, denude, dismantle, display, divest, expose, reveal, strip, uncover; uglifyAntonyms blemish, deface, disfigure, mar, scar, spoil

  2. 2 to supply with light <a time when Broadway was emblazed by the lights of dozens of theaters> Synonyms bathe, beacon, illuminate, illume, illumine, irradiate, light, lightenRelated Words brighten; beam, beat (down), radiate, shine; enhalo, halo; floodlight; highlight, spotlight; blaze, burn, fire, flame, glare, glow, ignite, incinerate, kindle; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle; gleam, glisten, glitterNear Antonyms dim, dull, obscure; cover, shroud, veil; douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench, snuff (out)Antonyms blacken, darken, obfuscate




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