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
The guests sat at four tables in the green room, which was adorned with pink
  and white flowers.
Sometimes local dignitaries join the procession, adorned with chains of office,
  sometimes not.
It has adorned cigarettes, ice cream and a bikini, and is tattooed on the
  bodies of footballers.
The living-room walls are adorned with posters for long-ago concerts.
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