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embellish with (something)

1. To decorate something with something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "embellish" and "with." Yikes, Mom, you don't need to embellish the entire jacket with sequins! Wow, it seems our interior designer got a little carried away, as every room in our house is now embellished with decorative antlers.
2. To include details that stray from the truth. A noun or pronoun can be used between "embellish" and "with." I'm sorry, but that story just sounds too far-fetched to me. I think he embellished it with some lies.
3. To add details to a story, often to make it more interesting. A noun or pronoun can be used between "embellish" and "with." I embellished my article with some quotes from people in the audience that night.
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embellish something with something

 
1. . Lit. to ornament something with something. He embellished the painting with too many little decorations. The room has been embellished with too many baroque sconces.
2. Fig. to add to a story with detail. The storyteller embellished the tale with the names of people in the audience. I always try to embellish my tales with a little local color.
3. Fig. to add untrue things to a story. He tends to embellish the truth with a few imaginative details. There is no need to embellish this story with anything untrue.
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It is also the perfect shape and size to embellish with a small magnolia, a cotton boll, a monogram, a small framed photo, or a wedding invitation to create a special Christmas ornament.
Embellish with small paper magnolias, paper cotton bolls, monograms, photos, or invitations.
Make luggage tags, dolls, journal pages and much more and embellish with 'found' objects from driftwood to feathers in a lovely guide packed with beading, fabric, and recycled materials options along with details on tools and supplies.
Yes, jewelry projects are included--but there are also lampshades, glass, scarves, booklets, bags and more to embellish with beads.