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Definition of the verb adorn

What does adorn mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: adorned | adorning | adorns

  1. make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
  2. be beautiful to look at
  3. furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of adorn: clothe / invest
    • more generic terms: equip / fit / fit out / outfit = provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

Alternative definition of the verb adorn

verb

  1. To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.

Definition of the verb adorn for high school students

    to decorate
    • example: We adorned the tree with ornaments.

The verb adorn is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adorn

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Google previewThe Complete English–Maori Dictionary (2012)

by Bruce Biggs

adorn aatanga, haakari, nakonako, raakai, raakei, raawai, taatai, whakaniko, whakanikoniko, wahakapaipai, whakaraakai, whakatau. adorn by stickingin feathers tia. adorn with abunch of ...

Google previewThe Favorite Pictorial Dictionary Defining and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1882)

Based Upon the Labors and Principles of Webster, and Other Authorities : Containing More Than 30,000 Words

adorn; to make beautiful.

Google previewA Complete English Dictionary; containing an explanation of all the words made use of in the common occurrences of life, or in the several arts and sciences, etc (1765)

by Rev. Francis ALLEN

to adorn; to beautit'y. EMBE'LLISHMENT, S. ornament. EM' BERS, S. wood or coals half burnt, and not extinguishcd. EM'BER-WEEK, S. the time set apart by the church for public ordinations, at the four seasons os the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions, Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1871)

by Richard Soule

Decorate, deck, bedeck, ornament, adorn, beautify, set out, set off . Embelli shment, n. Decoration, ornament, adornment.Embers, n. pi. Cinders. Embezzle, v. a. Appropriate to one's own use (what is intrusted), purloin, peculate , ...

Google previewPronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1845)

to adorn with ...

Google previewThe Royal Standard English Dictionary (1806)

In which the Words are Not Only Rationally Divided Into Syllables, Accurately Accented, and Their Part of Speech Properly Distinguished, But Likewise, by a Key to this Work ... : to which is Added the Scripture Proper Names ... by William Perry (lecturer in the Academy at Edinburgh.)

to adorn ; to embellish ; to grow beautiful Bsau'ty, s. a ...

Google previewBarclay's Universal English Dictionary, etc. (The Improved London Edition of Barclay's Dictionary, superbly embellished.) With maps (1835)

by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.), Thomas Noble, William SHORTON

to adorn; to beautify; to grace or set out with ornaments; to decorate. EMBE'LLISHMENT, s. ornament; any thing which gives a grace to the person or mind; adventitious beauty. E'MBERS, s. [plura]; not ...

Google previewBarclay's English Dictionary. With which is incorporated a complete modern gazetteer, a beautiful atlas of maps and also a pronouncing dictionary (1822)

by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.), William SHORTON

to adorn;,to beautify; to grace or set out with ornaments; to decorate. EMBE'LLISHMENT, s. ornament; any thing which gives a grace to the person or mind; adventitious beauty. E' MBERS, s.

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Usage statistics about adorn

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb adorn:

deckornamentembellishgraceclotheadorndecorateinvest

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Quotes about Adorn

Know, first, who you are and then adorn yourself accordingly. (Epictetus)
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Scrabble value of A1D2O1R1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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