verb (used with object)
Origin of embellish
Examples from the Web for embellishing
Day of the Dead parades follow a cross-cultural flow, embellishing Halloween stylizations of the dancing skeleton.
Anderson Cooper recently dedicated a long CNN segment to debunking allegations that Dayem was embellishing his reports.
“He was embellishing,” Mani said, during an interview last week.
Castalia lacked the Ancram gift of embellishing disadvantageous circumstances.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
He added new apartments, and spent much money in enlarging and embellishing the old ones.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.|William H. Prescott
Used as more than a counteracting or embellishing contrivance, "make-up" is curiously ineffective.Our Stage and Its Critics|"E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
Then we knew that "Big Bill" was telling his intimates all about it, embellishing the story as only he could do.A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"|Russell Doubleday
Sweetheart had a most peculiar and unworldly habit of not embellishing facts.The Mystery of Choice|Robert William Chambers