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One entry found for adorn.
Main Entry: adorn
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystressdodotrn
Function: verb
: to enhance the appearance of with ornaments
synonyms ADORN, DECORATE, EMBELLISH, BEAUTIFY mean to improve the appearance by adding something that is not essential. ADORN suggests that the thing added is beautiful in itself <a gold star adorned the tree>. DECORATE suggests adding color or design to something that is plain or dull <decorated her room with posters>. EMBELLISH stresses the adding of something not needed <dishes embellished with a leaf design>. BEAUTIFY stresses the improvement of something plain or ugly <flower boxes beautify the street>.

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