verb (used with object)
Origin of embellish
Examples from the Web for embellish
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