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v. em·broi·dered, em·broi·der·ing, em·broi·ders
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.
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embroiderer - someone who ornaments with needleworkembroiderer - someone who ornaments with needlework
embroideress - a woman embroiderer
needleworker - someone who does work (as sewing or embroidery) with a needle
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For I suspect that many will not be satisfied with the simpler way of way They will be for adding sofas, and tables, and other furniture; also dainties, and perfumes, and incense, and courtesans, and cakes, all these not of one sort only, but in every variety; we must go beyond the necessaries of which I was at first speaking, such as houses, and clothes, and shoes: the arts of the painter and the embroiderer will have to be set in motion, and gold and ivory and all sorts of materials must be procured.
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