había embellecido
-I had embellished
Había embellecido is the past perfect form of embellecer in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make more beautiful)
a. to embellish
A mi abuela le gusta embellecer sus historias con detalles vívidos.My grandmother likes to embellish her stories with vivid details.
b. to beautify
Las fuentes y los jardines embellecen la ciudad.The fountains and the gardens beautify the city.
c. to make more attractive
Mi mamá dice que la barba embellece a los hombres.My mother says that beards make men more attractive.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
2. (to make oneself pretty)
a. to make oneself beautiful
Yo jamás me haría cirugía estética para embellecerme.I would never resort to plastic surgery to make myself beautiful.
b. to beautify oneself
En la novela, hay un joven que se riza el cabello para embellecerse.In the novel, there is a young man who curls his hair to beautify himself.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to adorn, to embellish
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transitive verb
to embellish; beautify
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