embellish vs fancify what difference

what is difference between embellish and fancify

English

Etymology

From Middle English embelishen, from Old French embellir, from em- + bel.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪmˈbɛlɪʃ/, /ɛm-/

Verb

embellish (third-person singular simple present embellishes, present participle embellishing, simple past and past participle embellished)

  1. To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
    The old book cover was embellished with golden letters
  2. To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality; to distort, to embroider.
    to embellish a story, the truth

Synonyms

  • adorn
  • beautify
  • decorate
  • deck
  • grace
  • ornament
  • prettify
  • See also Thesaurus:decorate

Translations



English

Etymology

fancy +‎ -fy

Verb

fancify (third-person singular simple present fancifies, present participle fancifying, simple past and past participle fancified)

  1. (transitive) To make fancy.

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