Pronunciation: (em-broi'dur),[key] —v.t. 1. to decorate with ornamental needlework.
2. to produce or form in needlework.
3. to adorn or embellish rhetorically, esp. with ornate language or fictitious details: He embroidered the account of the shipwreck to hold his listeners' interest.
—v.i. 1. to do embroidery.
2. to add embellishments; exaggerate (often fol. by on or upon).