英 [ɪm'belɪʃ; em-]
- vt. 修饰；装饰；润色
- vi. 装饰起来；加以润色
TEM8 GRE TOEFL
1. To embellish something is literally to 'make it beautiful'.
2. beau, beauty, belle => embellish.
3. bellus "beautiful, pretty" <===> bon- "good", bene- "well".
em-, 进入，使。-bell，美丽，词源同 belle, beauty.
- embellish:  To embellish something is literally to ‘make it beautiful’. It comes from Old French embellir, a compound verb formed from the prefix en-, which denotes ‘causing’ or ‘making’, and bel ‘beautiful’. This Old French adjective (source of modern French beau) came from Latin bellus ‘beautiful’, and its other English offspring include beau, belle, and beauty.
=> beau, beauty, belle
- embellish (v.)
- mid-14c., "to render beautiful," from Old French embelliss-, stem of embellir "make beautiful, ornament," from assimilated form of en- (see en- (1)) + bel "beautiful," from Latin bellus "handsome, pretty, fine" (see bene-). Meaning "dress up (a narration) with fictitious matter" is from mid-15c. Related: Embellished; embellishing.
- 1. Embellish basic covers and curtains with borders, ties and fringing.
- 2. Just tell the truth and don't embellish the story by any means.
- 3. I asked him not to embellish the truth with ideas of his own.
- 4. Ivy leaves embellish the front of the dresser.
- 5. Various windows embellish the corridor, with the shape of square, circle, hexagon and octagon.
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