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Verb embroider has 2 senses
- embroider, broider - decorate with needlework
--1 is one way to decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify
They embroider the cape
- embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise - add details to
--2 is one way to overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyerbolise, magnify, amplify
They won't embroider the story