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give color to (something)

1. To add flourish or provide an interesting accompaniment to something. Idioms and metaphors are just some of the things that give color to language.
2. To embellish or exaggerate something so as to give it the appearance of truth, credibility, or plausibility. The defendant even bought used tickets to give color to his story of being at the opera when the murder took place.
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They have also experienced the creative process of relief printmaking and combined several different media to give color to their own inventions.
And I wondered what life would be like without them around to give time to the day, to give color to the seasons, to mark the passing of my life.
The Brief also focuses on breakthrough polymer technologies from Kodak that give color photographs new depth and luminescence.
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Perennials can be grouped to give color most of the year.
Or your only desire is to plant a few petunias and roses to give color to your front entry, and yet, before you know it, you have become an expert in soil types, compost and fertilizers.