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Verb (usu participle)


Embroiderv. t. [OE. embrouden. See Broider.].
     To ornament with needlework; as, to embroider a scarf.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen."  [1913 Webster]


1 (also absol.) a decorate (cloth etc.) with needlework. b create (a design) in this way.
2 add interest to (a narrative) with fictitious additions.

embroiderer n.
ME f. AF enbrouder (as EN-(1), OF brouder, broisder f. Gmc)



adorn, aggrandize, amplify, applique, array, baste, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, belie, bind, blazon, build up, buttonhole, camouflage, color, convolute, crochet, cross-stitch, dandify, deck, deck out, decorate, disguise, distend, distort, dizen, doll up, dramatize, dress, dress up, elaborate, embellish, emblazon, enhance, enlarge upon, enrich, exaggerate, expand, falsify, fell, festoon, fig out, fix up, flourish, fudge, furbish, garble, garnish, gather, gild, gloss, gloss over, grace, gussy up, hyperbolize, involve, knit, load with ornament, machine-stitch, magnify, mask, miscite, miscolor, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, ornament, overcast, overcharge, overdo, overdraw, overelaborate, overemphasize, overestimate, overhand, overlay, overload, overpaint, overstate, pad, paint, pervert, prank, prank up, preen, prettify, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, purl, quilt, redecorate, redo, refurbish, renter, run, saddle-stitch, seam, set off, set out, single-stitch, slant, smarten, smarten up, spruce up, strain, stretch, stretch the truth, tack, tat, titivate, trick out, trick up, trim, twist, understate, varnish, warp, whip, whipstitch, whitewash




VB ornament, overlay with ornament, overcharge, smell of the lamp, ornament, embellish, enrich, decorate, adorn, bead, beautify, adonize, smarten, furbish, polish, gild, varnish, whitewash, enamel, japan, lacquer, paint, grain, garnish, trim, dizen, bedizen, prink, prank, trick out, fig out, deck, bedeck, dight, bedight, array, begawd, titivate, dress, dress up, spangle, bespangle, powder, embroider, work, chase, emboss, fret, emblazon, illuminate, illustrate, become.


VB be variegated, variegate, stripe, streak, checker, chequer, bespeckle, speckle, besprinkle, sprinkle, stipple, maculate, dot, bespot, tattoo, inlay, damascene, embroider, braid, quilt.


VB be false, be a liar, speak falsely, tell a lie, lie, fib, lie like a trooper, swear false, forswear, perjure oneself, bear false witness, misstate, misquote, miscite, misreport, misrepresent, belie, falsify, pervert, distort, put a false construction upon (misinterpret), prevaricate, equivocate, quibble, palter, palter to the understanding, repondre en Normand, trim, shuffle, fence, mince the truth, beat about the bush, blow hot and cold, play fast and loose, garble, gloss over, disguise, give a color to, give a gloss, put a gloss, put false coloring upon, color, varnish, cook, dress up, embroider, varnish right and puzzle wrong, exaggerate, blague, invent, fabricate, trump up, get up, force, fake, hatch, concoct, romance, cry 'wolf!', dissemble, dissimulate, feign, assume, put on, pretend, make believe, play possum, play false, play a double game, coquet, act a part, play a part, affect, simulate, pass off for, counterfeit, sham, make a show of, malinger, say the grapes are sour, cant, play the hypocrite, sham Abraham, faire pattes de velours, put on the mask, clean the outside of the platter, lie like a conjuror, hand out false colors, hold out false colors, sail under false colors, commend the poisoned chalice to the lips, ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces, deceive.

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