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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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The exhibition showcased products from more than 15 Female Sales Agents (FSAs) who are managing 450 Women Embellishers from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and Baluchistan.
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