adorn

[uh-dawrn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to decorate or add beauty to, as by ornaments: garlands of flowers adorning their hair.
2.
to make more pleasing, attractive, impressive, etc.; enhance: Piety adorned Abigail's character.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English adornen < Latin adōrnāre, equivalent to ad- ad- + ōrnāre to dress (see ornate); replacing late Middle English aourne < Middle French < Latin

adorner, noun
adorningly, adverb
nonadorner, noun
nonadorning, adjective
overadorn, verb (used with object)
overadorned, adjective
preadorn, verb (used with object)
readorn, verb (used with object)
readorning, adjective
self-adorning, adjective
superadorn, verb (used with object)
unadorned, adjective
well-adorned, adjective


1. beautify; deck, bedeck; bedizen, array.
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adorn (əˈdɔːn)
 
vb
1.  to decorate: she adorned her hair with flowers
2.  to increase the beauty, distinction, etc, of
 
[C14: via Old French from Latin adōrnāre, from ōrnāre to furnish, prepare]
 
a'dornment
 
n

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adorn
late 14c., from O.Fr. aourner, from L. adornare "equip, provide, embellish," from ad- "to" + ornare "prepare, furnish, adorn, fit out," from stem of ordo "order" (see order). The -d- was reinserted by French scribes 14c., in English from late 15c. (see ad-).
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Example sentences
Ninety-nine pair of antlers adorn the walls, and to each one there is attached
  a story.
Fountains and sculptures adorn the grounds, while manicured lawns and
  tree-filled parks offer breathing room.
Youngsters are taken from the wild to adorn private zoos.
Under deeper cover, it can disappear beneath the sponges and other marine life
  it uses to adorn its shell.
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