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Synonyms for adorn
əˈdɔrnadorn

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  1. adornverb

    Synonyms:
    beautify, deck, decorate, prettify, grace, bedeck, ornament

  2. adornverb

    To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.

    Synonyms:
    bedeck, decorate, prettify, beautify, grace, ornament, deck

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adorn

    To embellish is to brighten and enliven by adding something that is not necessarily or very closely connected with that to which it is added; to illustrate is to add something so far like in kind as to cast a side-light upon the principal matter. An author embellishes his narrative with fine descriptions, the artist illustrates it with beautiful engravings, the binder gilds and decorates the volume. Garnish is on a lower plane; as, the feast was garnished with flowers. Deck and bedeck are commonly said of apparel; as, a mother bedecks her daughter with silk and jewels. To adorn and to ornament alike signify to add that which makes anything beautiful and attractive, but ornament is more exclusively on the material plane; as, the gateway was ornamented with delicate carving. Adorn is more lofty and spiritual, referring to a beauty which is not material, and can not be put on by ornaments or decorations, but seems in perfect harmony and unity with that to which it adds a grace; if we say, the gateway was adorned with beautiful carving, we imply a unity and loftiness of design such as ornamented can not express. We say of some admirable scholar or statesman, "he touched nothing that he did not adorn."

    At church, with meek and unaffected grace,
    His looks adorned the venerable place.

    Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 178.

    Synonyms:
    beautify, bedeck, deck, decorate, embellish, garnish, gild, illustrate, ornament

    Antonyms:
    deface, deform, disfigure, mar, spoil

    Preposition:
    Adorn his temples with a coronet.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adorn

    Synonyms:
    beautify, bedeck, ornament, decorate, embellish, deck, garnish, gild, enrich

    Antonyms:
    mar, spoil, deform, deface, disfigure, impoverish, denude, despoil, strip, bare, disembellish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautifyverb

    make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

    "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

    Synonyms:
    fancify, grace, dramatise, ornament, deck, decorate, clothe, aggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, embroider, dress, lard, embellish, prettify, beautify, pad, dramatize, invest

  2. deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautifyverb

    be beautiful to look at

    "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

    Synonyms:
    fancify, grace, dramatise, bedeck, ornament, dump, deck, decorate, clothe, aggrandise, invest, blow up, aggrandize, embroider, dress, lard, coldcock, embellish, prettify, bedight, beautify, floor, knock down, pad, dramatize

  3. invest, clothe, adornverb

    furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

    Synonyms:
    put, endue, induct, habilitate, robe, tog, apparel, grace, deck, decorate, place, clothe, enthrone, beautify, endow, invest, garb, gift, empower, vest, dress, indue, fit out, enclothe, raiment, commit, garment, cloak, seat, drape, embellish, ornament

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. adornverb

    Synonyms:
    embellish, decorate, beautify, ornament, deck, bedeck, emblazon, gild, trim, grace, crown, varnish, array, set out, set off, TRICK OUT

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. adornverb

    Synonyms:
    decorate, beautify, embellish, deck, ornament, grace, garnish, bedizen, bedeck, bestud, beset, emblazon

    Antonyms:
    disfigure, mar, deform

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "adorn":

    decorate, adorns

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How to use adorn in a sentence?

  1. Epictetus:

    Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    If you want to be really beautiful, adorn yourself with a smile.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    It is only fitting that his name should adorn a physical institution of the Senate, particularly one that housed the Armed Services Committee.

  4. Firdausi:

    Adorn thy mind with knowledge, for knowledge maketh thy worth.


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