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Definition of adorn verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they adorn
    he / she / it adorns
    past simple adorned
    -ing form adorning
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  1. 1to make something or someone look more attractive by decorating it or them with something adorn something/somebody Gold rings adorned his fingers.
  2. 2(ironic) Graffiti adorned the walls. adorn something/somebody/yourself with something The walls were adorned with paintings. The children adorned themselves with flowers.
adornment noun [uncountable, countable]
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A plain necklace was her only adornment.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: adorn