Definition of adorn
- adorned the wall with her paintings
- people of fashion who adorned the Court
Her paintings adorn the walls.
the Sultan's tent was richly adorned with thick tapestries and gleaming gold candlesticks
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, caparison, deck, decorate, do, do up, doll up, drape, dress, embellish, emblaze, emboss, enrich, fancify, fancy up, festoon, garnish, glitz (up), grace, gussy up, ornament, pretty (up), trim;
: to make (someone or something) more attractive by adding something beautiful
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