to decorate (something) by adding special details and features : to make (something) more appealing or attractive
a book embellished with colorful illustrations
He embellished his speech with a few quotations.
(humorous) I didn’t lie, I just embellished the story a little bit.
— embellishment /ɪmˈbɛlɪʃmənt/ noun, plural embellishments
a story that doesn’t require embellishment