Definition of adorn verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

adorn

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈdɔːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdɔːrn//
 
[often passive](formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they adorn
BrE BrE//əˈdɔːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdɔːrn//
 
he / she / it adorns
BrE BrE//əˈdɔːnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdɔːrnz//
 
past simple adorned
BrE BrE//əˈdɔːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdɔːrnd//
 
past participle adorned
BrE BrE//əˈdɔːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdɔːrnd//
 
-ing form adorning
BrE BrE//əˈdɔːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdɔːrnɪŋ//
 
 
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to make something/somebody look more attractive by decorating it or them with something adorn something/somebody Gold rings adorned his fingers. (ironic) Graffiti adorned the walls. adorn something/somebody/yourself with something The walls were adorned with paintings. The children adorned themselves with flowers. Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from Latin adornare, from ad- ‘to’ + ornare ‘deck, furnish’.
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