Adorn Definition

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To lend beauty to.
Flowers adorned the walkway.
American Heritage
To be an ornament to; add beauty, splendor, or distinction to.
Webster's New World
To enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments.
American Heritage
To put decorations on; ornament.
Webster's New World

To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.

A man adorned with noble statuary and columns.
A character adorned with every Christian grace.
A gallery of paintings was adorned with the works of some of the great masters.

Origin of Adorn

  • From Middle English aournen (late Middle English adornen), from Old French aorner (Middle French adorner), from Latin adōrnāre, present active infinitive of adōrnō; from ad + ōrnō (“furnish, embellish”). See adore, ornate.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English adornen from Old French adourner from Latin adōrnāre ad- ad- ōrnāre to decorate ar- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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