V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (n.) 1. a decoration; (v.) 1. to decorate or add something to food to enhance its appearance or taste; 2. to take a debtor's wages on legal orders
Synonyms: (n.) decoration, adornment, embellishment, enhancer, ornament, (v.) decorate, enhance, adorn, beautify
Tips: You will often hear the word garnish in the context of a food decoration. Chefs will often use a garnish (decoration) to enhance the presentation of their food. Garnish is also a legal term that refers to withholding a percentage of a debtors paycheck in order to pay off a debt. This is also known as "to garnishee," but garnish is used more often. For example, if a father was not paying owed child support, a court could garnish his wages, which means a percentage of his paycheck would be withheld and used to pay his child support commitment. This definition for garnish is related to the verb garner.
Food served at diners often comes with a garnish of parsley. (decoration) noun
She likes to garnish her food with edible flowers. (decorate, adorn) verb
The cheesecake was garnished with a strawberry sauce and chocolate shavings. (decorated, embellished) verb
The court garnished his wages to force him to pay alimony and child support. (withheld) verb
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