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adorn

a·dorn

adorn

 
 
pronunciation:
dorn
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: adorned, adorning, adorns
definition 1: to beautify, as with ornaments.
She adorns herself with rings and bracelets.The house was adorned with flowers for the party.
synonyms:
deck, deck out, decorate, garnish, trim
antonyms:
disfigure
similar words:
apparel, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, bejewel, caparison, dress, embellish, embroider, festoon, figure, gild, gussy up, ornament, prettify
definition 2: to be an ornament or enhancement to.
A single star adorned the evening sky.
synonyms:
enhance, enrich
similar words:
beautify, brighten, glorify, grace, ornament, prettify
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derivations: adorningly (adv.), adorner (n.)