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English verb: embroider

1. embroider (creation) decorate with needlework


ExamplesThey embroider the cape


Synonymsbroider


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament


Narrower (hyponym)faggot, fagot, purl, purl


Entailrun up, sew, sew together, stitch

2. embroider (communication) add details to


ExamplesThey won't embroider the story


Synonymsaggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, lard, pad


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate


Narrower (hyponym)glorify









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