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em·broi·der

 (ĕm-broi′dər)
v. em·broi·dered, em·broi·der·ing, em·broi·ders
v.tr.
1. To ornament with needlework: embroider a pillow cover.
2. To make by means of needlework: embroider a design on a bedspread.
3. To add embellishments or fanciful details to: embroider the truth.
v.intr.
1. To make needlework.
2. To add embellishments or fanciful details.

[Middle English embrouderen, partly from embrouden (from brouden, broiden, braided, embroidered, from Old English brogden, past participle of bregdan, to weave; see braid) and partly from Old French embroder (en-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + broder, brosder, to embroider, of Germanic origin).]

em·broi′der·er n.

embroider

(ɪmˈbrɔɪdə)
vb
1. (Knitting & Sewing) to do decorative needlework (upon)
2. to add fictitious or fanciful detail to (a story)
3. to add exaggerated or improbable details to (an account of an event, etc)
[C15: from Old French embroder; see em- en-1, broider]
emˈbroiderer n

em•broi•der

(ɛmˈbrɔɪ dər)

v.t.
1. to decorate with embroidery.
2. to form by or with embroidery.
3. to embellish with ornate language, fictitious details, etc.: He embroidered the account of the shipwreck to hold his listeners' interest.
v.i.
4. to do embroidery.
5. to add elaborating details; embellish (often fol. by on or upon).
[1350–1400; Middle English embroderen]
em•broi′der•er, n.

embroider


Past participle: embroidered
Gerund: embroidering

Imperative
embroider
embroider
Present
I embroider
you embroider
he/she/it embroiders
we embroider
you embroider
they embroider
Preterite
I embroidered
you embroidered
he/she/it embroidered
we embroidered
you embroidered
they embroidered
Present Continuous
I am embroidering
you are embroidering
he/she/it is embroidering
we are embroidering
you are embroidering
they are embroidering
Present Perfect
I have embroidered
you have embroidered
he/she/it has embroidered
we have embroidered
you have embroidered
they have embroidered
Past Continuous
I was embroidering
you were embroidering
he/she/it was embroidering
we were embroidering
you were embroidering
they were embroidering
Past Perfect
I had embroidered
you had embroidered
he/she/it had embroidered
we had embroidered
you had embroidered
they had embroidered
Future
I will embroider
you will embroider
he/she/it will embroider
we will embroider
you will embroider
they will embroider
Future Perfect
I will have embroidered
you will have embroidered
he/she/it will have embroidered
we will have embroidered
you will have embroidered
they will have embroidered
Future Continuous
I will be embroidering
you will be embroidering
he/she/it will be embroidering
we will be embroidering
you will be embroidering
they will be embroidering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been embroidering
you have been embroidering
he/she/it has been embroidering
we have been embroidering
you have been embroidering
they have been embroidering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been embroidering
you will have been embroidering
he/she/it will have been embroidering
we will have been embroidering
you will have been embroidering
they will have been embroidering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been embroidering
you had been embroidering
he/she/it had been embroidering
we had been embroidering
you had been embroidering
they had been embroidering
Conditional
I would embroider
you would embroider
he/she/it would embroider
we would embroider
you would embroider
they would embroider
Past Conditional
I would have embroidered
you would have embroidered
he/she/it would have embroidered
we would have embroidered
you would have embroidered
they would have embroidered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.embroider - decorate with needleworkembroider - decorate with needlework    
faggot, fagot - ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch; "He fagotted the blouse for his wife"
purl - embroider with gold or silver thread
purl - edge or border with gold or silver embroidery
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
2.embroider - add details to
glorify - cause to seem more splendid; "You are glorifying a rather mediocre building"
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

embroider

verb
1. sew, decorate, stitch, ornament I had a pillow with my name embroidered on it.
2. elaborate, colour, exaggerate, dress up, varnish, embellish He said he didn't lie, he just embroidered the truth a little.
Translations
يُطَرِّزُيُطَرِّز، يُوَشّي
vyšít
brodere
koruommellavärittääkirjaillakirjoa
vesti
hímezkihímez
sauma út
刺繍する
수를 놓다
siuvinėjimassiuvinėti
izšūt
vyšiť
vesti
brodera
เย็บปักถักร้อย
elişiyle süslemeknakış işlemek
thêu

embroider

[ɪmˈbrɔɪdəʳ]
A. VT
1. (= sew) → bordar
2. (fig) (= embellish) [+ truth, facts, story] → adornar
B. VIbordar

embroider

[ɪmˈbrɔɪdər] vt
(= sew) → broder
(fig) (= embellish) [+ story] → enjoliver

embroider

vt clothbesticken; patternsticken; (fig) facts, truthausschmücken; to embroider a design on somethingein Muster auf etw (acc)(auf)sticken
visticken

embroider

[ɪmˈbrɔɪdəʳ] vtricamare (fig) (truth, facts, story) → ricamare su, abbellire

embroider

(imˈbroidə) verb
to decorate with designs in needlework. The child embroidered her name on her handkerchief; an embroidered tablecloth.
emˈbroidery noun
Embroidery is one of her hobbies; What a beautiful piece of embroidery!

embroider

يُطَرِّزُ vyšít brodere sticken κεντώ bordar koruommella broder vesti ricamare 刺繍する 수를 놓다 borduren brodere wyhaftować bordar вышивать brodera เย็บปักถักร้อย elişiyle süslemek thêu 刺绣
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Yes, yes, you can work with Berlin wools, and embroider handkerchiefs and collars--that will do little for you.
She could do anything with her hands--they all could-- make a cottage or embroider a petticoat.
For women often sew the tragedy or comedy of life into their work as they sit apparently safe and serene at home, yet are thinking deeply, living whole heart-histories, and praying fervent prayers while they embroider pretty trifles or do the weekly mending.