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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 add details)
a. embellecer
Bob always embellishes the stories about our trip to Africa to make it seem more exciting.Bob siempre embellece las historias sobre nuestro viaje a África para hacer que parezcan más interesantes.
b. adornar
I didn't make up the joke, but I embellished it to give it a little more punch.Yo no inventé el chiste, pero lo adorné para darle algo de más gracia.
2. (to decorate)
a. embellecer
I'd like to embellish the band of the hat with a small buckle.Me gustaría embellecer la cinta del sombrero con una pequeña hebilla.
b. adornar
The jeweler embellished the inside of the ring with an intricate design.La joyera adornó el interior del anillo con un diseño intricado.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (room, account)
a. adornar
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embellish [ɪmˈbelɪʃ]
transitive verb
(decorate) embellecer;with con; [+story, truth] adornar;with con;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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