Definition for EM-BEL'LISH

EM-BEL'LISH, v.t. [Fr. embellir, from belle, L. bellus, pretty.]

  1. To adorn; to beautify; to decorate; to make beautiful or elegant by ornaments; applied to persons or things. We embellish the person with rich apparel, a garden with shrubs and flowers, and style with metaphors.
  2. To make graceful or elegant; as, to embellish manners.

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