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Definition of: adorn

(ə· dôrn) v.t.
1. To be an ornament to; increase the beauty of.
2. To furnish or decorate with ornaments. [<F adorner <L adornare <ad- to + ornare furnish, deck out]
adjective & noun
Synonyms: beautify, bedeck, decorate, embellish, garnish, gild, illustrate, ornament. An author embellishes a narrative with fine descriptions, the artist illustrates it with beautiful engravings, the binder glids and decorates the volume. A feast is garnished with flowers. Deck and bedeck are commonly said of apparel. To ornament is to add outward embellishment. Adorn is more lofty and spiritual, referring to a beauty which is not material and cannot be put on by ornaments or decorations. See GARNISH. Antonyms: deface, deform, disfigure, mar, spoil.

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