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English verb: gild the lily

1. gild the lily (creation) adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful)


Synonymspaint the lily


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


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

2. gild the lily (change) make unnecessary additions to what is already complete


Synonymspaint the lily


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)add









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