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People do ask, 'Are you going to embellish this stuff?' I wouldn't change any of my guitar parts.
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Meaning of "embellish" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EMBELLISH

From Old French embelir, from bel beautiful, from Latin bellus.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EMBELLISH

embellish  [ɪmˈbɛlɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EMBELLISH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Embellish is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb embellish in English.

WHAT DOES EMBELLISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of embellish in the English dictionary

The definition of embellish in the dictionary is to improve or beautify by adding detail or ornament; adorn. Other definition of embellish is to make more interesting by adding detail.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO EMBELLISH

PRESENT

Present
I embellish
you embellish
he/she/it embellishes
we embellish
you embellish
they embellish
Present continuous
I am embellishing
you are embellishing
he/she/it is embellishing
we are embellishing
you are embellishing
they are embellishing
Present perfect
I have embellished
you have embellished
he/she/it has embellished
we have embellished
you have embellished
they have embellished
Present perfect continuous
I have been embellishing
you have been embellishing
he/she/it has been embellishing
we have been embellishing
you have been embellishing
they have been embellishing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I embellished
you embellished
he/she/it embellished
we embellished
you embellished
they embellished
Past continuous
I was embellishing
you were embellishing
he/she/it was embellishing
we were embellishing
you were embellishing
they were embellishing
Past perfect
I had embellished
you had embellished
he/she/it had embellished
we had embellished
you had embellished
they had embellished
Past perfect continuous
I had been embellishing
you had been embellishing
he/she/it had been embellishing
we had been embellishing
you had been embellishing
they had been embellishing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will embellish
you will embellish
he/she/it will embellish
we will embellish
you will embellish
they will embellish
Future continuous
I will be embellishing
you will be embellishing
he/she/it will be embellishing
we will be embellishing
you will be embellishing
they will be embellishing
Future perfect
I will have embellished
you will have embellished
he/she/it will have embellished
we will have embellished
you will have embellished
they will have embellished
Future perfect continuous
I will have been embellishing
you will have been embellishing
he/she/it will have been embellishing
we will have been embellishing
you will have been embellishing
they will have been embellishing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would embellish
you would embellish
he/she/it would embellish
we would embellish
you would embellish
they would embellish
Conditional continuous
I would be embellishing
you would be embellishing
he/she/it would be embellishing
we would be embellishing
you would be embellishing
they would be embellishing
Conditional perfect
I would have embellish
you would have embellish
he/she/it would have embellish
we would have embellish
you would have embellish
they would have embellish
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been embellishing
you would have been embellishing
he/she/it would have been embellishing
we would have been embellishing
you would have been embellishing
they would have been embellishing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you embellish
we let´s embellish
you embellish
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to embellish
Past participle
embellished
Present Participle
embellishing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EMBELLISH


abolish
əˈbɒlɪʃ
accomplish
əˈkɒmplɪʃ
bullish
ˈbʊlɪʃ
churlish
ˈtʃɜːlɪʃ
delish
dɪˈlɪʃ
demolish
dɪˈmɒlɪʃ
devilish
ˈdɛvəlɪʃ
disembellish
ˌdɪsɪmˈbɛlɪʃ
disrelish
dɪsˈrɛlɪʃ
English
ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ
establish
ɪˈstæblɪʃ
foolish
ˈfuːlɪʃ
hellish
ˈhɛlɪʃ
overembellish
ˌəʊvərɪmˈbɛlɪʃ
polish
ˈpɒlɪʃ
publish
ˈpʌblɪʃ
relish
ˈrɛlɪʃ
republish
ˌriːˈpʌblɪʃ
stylish
ˈstaɪlɪʃ
swellish
ˈswɛlɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EMBELLISH

embattlement
embay
embayment
Embden-Meyerhof pathway
embed
embedded
embedding
embedment
embellisher
embellishingly
embellishment
ember
Ember days
ember goose
Ember week
emberrorist
embers
embezzle
embezzlement
embezzler

WORDS THAT END LIKE EMBELLISH

American English
dollish
drollish
dullish
French polish
French-polish
fullish
gullish
John Bullish
Middle English
nail polish
Old English
Oxford English
re-establish
shoe polish
smallish
squallish
tallish
the English
ticklish

Synonyms and antonyms of embellish in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EMBELLISH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «embellish» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of embellish

Translation of «embellish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EMBELLISH

Find out the translation of embellish to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of embellish from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «embellish» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

装饰
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

adornar
570 millions of speakers

English

embellish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सुशोभित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تجميل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приукрасить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

enfeitar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সজ্জিত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

embellir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menghias
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ausschmücken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

装飾する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

~로 장식되다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Embellish
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tô điểm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழகுபடுத்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुशोभित करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

süslemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

decorare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ozdobić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прикрасити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înfrumuseța
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στολίζουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

versier
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

försköna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utbrodere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of embellish

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EMBELLISH»

The term «embellish» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.395 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EMBELLISH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «embellish» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «embellish» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about embellish

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10 QUOTES WITH «EMBELLISH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word embellish.
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Lindsey Buckingham
I just find things that work and embellish them.
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Cassandra Clare
Creating characters is like throwing together ingredients for a recipe. I take characteristics I like and dislike in real people I know, or know of, and use them to embellish and define characters.
3
Eliza Farnham
Each of the Arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a Muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.
4
Amy Hempel
Obviously, in journalism, you're confined to what happens. And the tendency to embellish, to mythologize, it's in us. It makes things more interesting, a closer call. But journalism taught me how to write a sentence that would make someone want to read the next one.
5
Miranda Lambert
I do write a lot from personal experience, but I also embellish a bit.
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Donna Rice
But even after the first week, when Hart got out of the presidential race because of the Washington Post's threat to reveal a long-term relationship Hart had apparently been having with a prominent Washington woman, the media continued to embellish my past.
7
David Russell
If you have a piece by Bach, he often develops the piece to such a high level that you can hardly do much more to it. But Saint-Luc wrote very simple baroque music, and so if you do not embellish it, it just falls apart. It's way too simple.
8
Joey Santiago
People do ask, 'Are you going to embellish this stuff?' I wouldn't change any of my guitar parts.
9
Donna Tartt
The job of the novelist is to invent: to embroider, to color, to embellish, to make things up.
10
Philip Treacy
When you meet someone, you meet their face. It's the most potent part of the body to embellish.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EMBELLISH»

Discover the use of embellish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to embellish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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AlterNation: Transform. Embellish. Customize.
A guide to fashion design explains how to transform basic clothing into stylish fashions and accessories, with a variety of projects that come complete with step-by-step instructions and expert design tips.
Shannon Okey, Alexandra Underhill, 2007
2
Embellish Your Home
The host of the DIY television series Embellish This! explains how to transform one's personal living space with a range of attractive and original embellishments, from custom paper shades, to hand-painted glass, to other unique projects ...
Dena Fishbein, 2005
3
Exploring Dimensional Quilt Art: Stitch, Fold, Embellish
Invaluable technical construction tips and a wealth of inspiration from Barnes and some of the world's leading quilt artists offer you a complete exploration. This book is the essential reference guide for a broad spectrum of quiltmakers.
C. June Barnes, 2012
4
Embellish
It's a destiny he's been working up to for the last 257 years, in this tale that mixes sexy romance with high-stakes paranormal intrigue.
R. L. Sloan, 2010
5
Embellish, Stitch, Felt: Using the Embellisher Machine and ...
Take everyday clothing, shoes, and hats to a new level with Sheila Smith's fabulous, mess-free felting techniques.
Sheila Smith, 2014
6
Embellish Me: How to Print, Dye, and Decorate Your Fabric
A guide to achieving the perfect surface finish for fabric-based projects, this book includes comprehensive step-by-step instructions for tie-dyeing, bleaching, and shibori; block, silk-screen, and digital printing; and beading, embroidery, ...
Laurie Wisbrun, 2012
7
Stitch Zakka: 22 Projects to Sew and Embellish
Features twenty-two contemporary embroidery projects as well as instructions for learning basic stitches and for transferring patterns to fabric.
Gailen Runge, 2013
8
Fashion Sweatshirts: 25+ Easy Projects to Alter and ...
25+ easy projects toalter and embellish ready-mades.
Lorine Mason, 2004
9
Embellish Chic: Detailing Ready-To-Wear
An introduction on how to customize clothes requires a minimum of sewing experience and explains general techniques while suggesting specific applications, demonstrating how to use a range of materials from beads and lace to cords and ...
Connie Long, 2002
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Creative Scrapbooking: Over 300 Cutouts, Patterns & Ideas to ...
"Sandi is probably one of the foremost authorities on scrapbooking and the use of die cuts...Each is well photographed."--Craft Digest What makes this guide to scrapbooking better than and different from any other?
Sandi Genovese, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EMBELLISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term embellish is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Is it ok for scientists to weep over climate change?
It is unlikely, for instance, that the spectacular branching corals that embellish reefs will survive the century. As the professor spoke about the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Epic flavor bursts from renamed steak house
I tried them all, but it seemed criminal to embellish the meat in any way. Sides are extra, but I'd gladly pay the $7 for the excellent thick-cut fries ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 15»
3
MARTHA SEZ: Good news in your future, TRUST ME
I can embellish lies elegantly, but I have learned ... it's best to leave it vague ... it has also been shown that we instinctively and intuitively know ... «Lake Placid News, Jul 15»
4
The problem is not Greece anymore, but the EU
If one can get rid of all the cliches that embellish the no vote in Greece, the whole picture can become more understandable. We are not talking ... «Daily Sabah, Jul 15»
5
Giambattista Valli Couture Fall 2015
In fact, chez Valli, orange was the new black, used to both embellish gowns and saturate many of the models' messy coifs. Speaking of the hair, ... «Daily Front Row, Jul 15»
6
5 World Class Fashion Designers and their inspiring stories
Coco Chanel is majorly known for introducing the concept of using jersey fabric to create and embellish clothing for women' undergarments. «India Today, Jul 15»
7
Warm gulf waters bring cool world of critters to light
While these echinoderms make pretty ornaments when strung onto wire, taking live ones home to bleach and embellish is illegal. Instead, feel ... «Florida Weekly, Jul 15»
8
Messaging apps could be the best thing about the Apple Watch
Stickers are a quick, contextual, often hilarious way to embellish conversations, which turns out to be perfect for the Apple Watch. Line, Kakao ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
9
The Ashes 2015: Buttler, Warner and Smith to provide fireworks
Buttler, a man with more innovations than Apple, can clear the ropes with the best of them, either to embellish an already good score or as part ... «SkySports, Jul 15»
10
In wartime Syria, bus depot is a bridge between two worlds
Although the emotion appears unscripted, spontaneous, Abu Ahmed had every reason to embellish. Having a son who is a government ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»

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