gild

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Synonyms for gild

to give a deceptively attractive appearance to

to make superficially more acceptable or appealing

Synonyms for gild

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2-litre i-CTDi used in the current Accord was always one of the best diesels around but with the new i-DTEC engine Honda has gilded the lily, due partly to the new Piezzo fuel injection system.
After the interview process it became clear that the victim had gilded the lily.
Her elegant stage presence and expressive interpretative skills merely gilded the lily.
An eventual winning margin of four shots (Mike gilded the lily on the 520-yard last with a superfluous net birdie) left Studley Wood one stroke clear of Emirates winners, Dubai Creek, again represented by professional Alan Mackenzie and Vikram Judge, one of only three scratch amateurs in the Emirates.
They possessed the most-talented player on the pitch in Aljosa Asanovic who got two Everton players booked - Watson and Craig Short - amid claims that he gilded the lily.