What does the word embellish mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To ornament; decorate.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Embellishment.

Usage examples for embellish

  1. When you take lodgings, your first care is to make them attractive; if you have a garden, you embellish it by planting flowers in it; if you give a dinner party, you want it to be stylish, sumptuous, enriched by handsome plate. – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  2. Thus he delivered his message, the dexterous writer of letters,- Did not embellish the theme, nor array it in beautiful phrases, But came straight to the point, and blurted it out like a schoolboy; Even the Captain himself could hardly have said it more bluntly. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. And who will deny that every degree of improvement in literary taste tends to brighten and embellish the whole intellectual nature? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown