Synonyms for adorn

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-dawrn
Phonetic Transcription : əˈdɔrn

Top 10 synonyms for adorn Other synonyms for the word adorn

Définition of adorn

Origin :
  • late 14c., "to decorate, embellish," also "be an ornament to," from Old French aorner "to order, arrange, dispose, equip; adorn," from Latin adornare "equip, provide, embellish," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ornare "prepare, furnish, adorn, fit out," from stem of ordo "order" (see order (n.)). The -d- was reinserted by French scribes 14c., in English from late 15c. Related: Adorned; adorning.
  • verb decorate
Example sentences :
  • Never mind; give it all the same; the picture will be of use, and we will adorn our attic with it.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • In his present mood he was inclined to adorn himself with as many of them as possible.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • Not even the does and kangaroos that adorn the Park distracted or detained him?
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • She had thought that the young woman would try to adorn her habitation.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola
  • Go back to the lies and hypocrisies of society, and the brainless, mashers who adorn it!
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • Then one of them asked him, "And you, O Cyrus, when will you adorn yourself?"
  • Extract from : « Cyropaedia » by Xenophon
  • What followed does not amount to much when it comes to action with which to adorn a tale.
  • Extract from : « When the West Was Young » by Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • Because,” said they, “of the noble qualities that adorn your mind.
  • Extract from : « Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17) » by Various
  • Are you sure,” said he, “you love me for the qualities that adorn my mind?
  • Extract from : « Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17) » by Various
  • I have not one of the graceful accomplishments that adorn society.
  • Extract from : « Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) » by Charles James Lever

Antonyms for adorn

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