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1. adorn

verb. ['əˈdɔrn'] make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc..

Synonyms

  • colour
  • bespangle
  • tinsel
  • barde
  • embellish
  • alter
  • gild the lily
  • illuminate
  • scallop
  • dress
  • bedight
  • applique
  • color
  • filet
  • blazon
  • prank
  • bejewel
  • bedizen
  • encrust
  • stick
  • festoon
  • fledge
  • illustrate
  • change
  • incrust
  • garnish
  • redecorate
  • beautify
  • enamel
  • landscape
  • vermiculate
  • begild
  • caparison
  • spangle
  • deck
  • foliate
  • inlay
  • trim
  • grace
  • braid
  • bedeck
  • emblazon
  • flight
  • bead
  • smock
  • lacquer
  • fringe
  • embroider
  • broider
  • engild
  • jewel
  • garland
  • pipe
  • stucco
  • wreathe
  • paint the lily
  • fret
  • decorate
  • panel
  • beset
  • ornament
  • hang
  • modify
  • gild
  • tart up
  • dress ship
  • dress up
  • fillet
  • flag

Antonyms

  • chromatic color
  • uncolored
  • colored
  • achromatic color

Etymology

  • aournen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aorner (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Adorn

  • stillborn
  • steinborn
  • forsworn
  • firstborn
  • wellborn
  • vanhorne
  • vanhorn
  • vandorn
  • radborne
  • lamborn
  • forewarn
  • unborn
  • reborn
  • o'diorne
  • lowborn
  • forlorn
  • amborn
  • allcorn
  • alcorn
  • sworn
  • sporn
  • scorn
  • bjorn
  • bjoern
  • aborn
  • zorn
  • worn
  • warne
  • warn
  • torn

Example sentences of the word adorn


1. Verb, base form
After the first two or three years there should be a beautiful bougainvillea tree to adorn the property.

2. Verb, 3rd person singular present
For the ultimate gift of appreciation, adorn her with jewelry.

3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Chrome gargoyle-style eagles adorn the corners of the building's exterior on the 61st floor.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Everyone from the neurosurgeon to the soccer mom adorn their bodies with these permanent pictures.

2. adorn

verb. ['əˈdɔrn'] furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors.

Synonyms

  • outfit
  • fit out
  • fit
  • equip
  • clothe

Antonyms

  • blacken
  • stay
  • whiten
  • colorless

Etymology

  • aournen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aorner (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. adorn

verb. ['əˈdɔrn'] be beautiful to look at.

Synonyms

  • deck
  • decorate
  • grace
  • embellish
  • ornament
  • beautify

Antonyms

  • colorful
  • black-and-white
  • unweave
  • worsen

Etymology

  • aournen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aorner (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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