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Definition of "adorn" []

  • To lend beauty to: "the pale mimosas that adorned the favorite promenade” ( Ronald Firbank). (verb-transitive)
  • To enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments: "[He] requires the presence of titles to legitimate and adorn . . . his imperfect status” ( Cynthia Ozick). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adorn" in a sentence
  • ""Pietre dure," which means "hard stones" in Italian, adorn everything from small vases to giant cabinets."
  • "Although her face and her name adorn its website, there is no apparent reference on the site that she and Mr Lithgow are related."
  • "So, atheists that argue the point of whether jesus was the son of god or not, or whether or not the gospels were or were not written by the people who’s names they adorn is all just entertainment to fill time."