Em·bel·lish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embellished p. pr. & vb. n. Embellishing.] To make beautiful or elegant by ornaments; to decorate; to adorn; as, to embellish a book with pictures, a garden with shrubs and flowers, a narrative with striking anecdotes, or style with metaphors.
Syn: -- To adorn; beautify; deck; bedeck; decorate; garnish; enrich; ornament; illustrate. See Adorn.
v 1: add details to [syn: embroider, pad, lard, aggrandize,
aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise]
2: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables
everywhere" [syn: deck, adorn, decorate, grace, beautify]
3: make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.;
"Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for
the special day" [syn: decorate, adorn, grace, ornament,
4: make more beautiful [syn: beautify, prettify] [ant: uglify]