verb (used with object)
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To paint how grimy this metropolis is, “Cyberpunk” relies on the suffering of minorities, particularly women, to embellish the seedy underworld of Night City.‘Cyberpunk 2077’ is a thrill ride through an ugly, unexamined world|Elise Favis|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
In more tryouts, I gave into chefly urges to embellish the seasonings, adding, then subtracting, onion powder, garlic powder, fresh garlic and Worcestershire sauce.Give in to pandemic cravings, starting with a homemade cheesesteak sandwich|David Hagedorn|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
Email security marketing tactics don’t have to be embellished or overly exaggerated to get noticed and be effective.The email security market is littered with false claims. How to fix it|jakemeth|November 27, 2020|Fortune
Linda Yoshida—arguably Instagram’s most prominent calligrapher, with 19,000 followers—has been sending postcards to representatives since 2017, embellishing them with gorgeous calligraphy and documenting them on her Instagram account.Letter-writing staved off lockdown loneliness. Now it’s getting out the vote.|Tanya Basu|September 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Special care was taken to alternate the curves of these shaped tusks in the concurrent rows, while the crown was embellished with a plume or a knob.Know Your Ancient Greek Helmets: From Attic to Phrygian|Dattatreya Mandal|May 19, 2020|Realm of History
If the actual facts are so repugnant to you, then why embellish them?
Why did you feel the need to embellish and lie about your involvement in the UOF?Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’|The Daily Beast|February 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And like all bad liars, immediately gave into the urge to embellish.Friday Forum: What's the Biggest Lie You've Ever Told?|Megan McArdle|January 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He loved to embellish and we were determined not to let him slip one past us.
The actors in such scenes were not slow to magnify and embellish their own services at the expense of truth.A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihd'|Moulavi Gergh Ali
But the use of figures is natural, and at present they are used to embellish discourse and to give it greater vividness and force.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism|F. V. N. Painter
She takes out the sapphires and arrays them on her person to embellish her charms, but she places them on the table before her.Two Wars: An Autobiography of General Samuel G. French|Samuel Gibbs French
That he embellish it, whatever it may be, by his artistic interpretation and execution, is all that we should expect.Delsarte System of Oratory|Various
We travellers hold such an incident no great consequence, though it may serve to embellish the uniform life of Brown's Square.Red Gauntlet|Sir Walter Scott