Definition of Adorn

1. Verb. Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.. "They adorn the halls with holly"; "Beautify yourself for the special day"




2. Verb. Be beautiful to look at. "Holly flowers adorn the halls"; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
Exact synonyms: Beautify, Deck, Decorate, Embellish, Grace
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Ornament
Derivative terms: Adornment, Beautification, Beauty, Decoration, Decoration, Decorative, Grace

3. Verb. Furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors.
Exact synonyms: Clothe, Invest
Generic synonyms: Equip, Fit, Fit Out, Outfit
Derivative terms: Investiture, Investment

Definition of Adorn

1. v. t. To deck or dress with ornaments; to embellish; to set off to advantage; to render pleasing or attractive.

2. n. Adornment.

3. a. Adorned; decorated.

Definition of Adorn

1. Verb. To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adorn

1. to add something to for the purpose of making more attractive [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adorn

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adoration
adorations
adorative
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adored
adorement
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adorers
adores
adorest
adoreth
adoring
adoringly
adorkable
adorn (current term)
adorn'd
adornation
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adorner
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adorning
adorningly
adornment
adornments
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ados
adosculation
adosterol

Literary usage of Adorn

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1. Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books by John Milton (1750)
"... of that skill the more thou know'ft, The more me will acknowledge thee her he<id, And to realities yield all her mows : Made fo adorn for thy delight ..."

2. The pilgrim's progress by John Bunyan, James Solas Dodd (1795)
"... should study the character and conduct of FAITHFUL, that they may learn to suffer in a christian spirit, and to adorn the gospel in the fiery trial. ..."

3. The Harvard Theological Review by Harvard Divinity School (1921)
"8 WILLIAM HP HATCH THE EPISCOPAL THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL CAMBRIDGE, MASS. "STRAIN OUT A GNAT AND adorn A CAMEL" In the late Professor Camden ..."

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