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English verb: embroider

1. embroider (creation) decorate with needlework

ExamplesThey embroider the cape


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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