V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to enhance or make more attractive with decoration or ornament

Synonyms: decorate, beautify, embellish, ornament, garnish

Antonyms: simplify

Tips: Adorn is derived from the Latin ornare, "to embellish." The related noun adornment refers to the act of beautifying or to the decoration or embellishment itself. For a memory trick, think, "add an ornament" to adorn a Christmas tree.

Usage Examples:

The beautiful, white horses were adorned with sparkling silver plumes. (decorated, beautified)

Such extravagant adornment is really not suitable for everyday wear. (ornamentation) noun

We adorned the tree with ornaments. (decorated)

The chapel was adorned with flowers for the wedding ceremony. (decorated, beautified)

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