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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: excessively elaborate or showily expressed; "a writer of
             empurpled literature"; "many purple passages"; "speech
             embellished with classical quotations"; "an
             over-embellished story of the fish that got away"
             [syn: empurpled, over-embellished, purple]
      2: rich in decorative detail [syn: ornamented, ornate]