Verb > Embroider

Verb > Embroider

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1 : to sew a design on a piece of cloth

She embroidered tiny flowers on the baby’s scarf.

a scarf embroidered with tiny flowers

an embroidered scarf

2 : to make (a story, the truth, etc.) more interesting by adding details that are not true or accurate

He is known to embroider the truth about his service in the army.

embroiderer /ɪmˈbroɪdɚrɚ/ noun, plural embroiderers


a skillful embroiderer