adorn Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"adorn" in British English

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adornverb [T]

uk   /əˈdɔːn/  us   /-ˈdɔːrn/ literary
to ​add something ​decorative to a ​person or thing: The bride's ​hair was adorned withwhiteflowers.
adornment
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-mənt/
something ​decorative, or the ​act of ​decorating something or someone
(Definition of adorn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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adornverb [T]

 us   /əˈdɔrn/
to make something more ​attractive by putting something on it: The bride’s ​hair was adorned with ​freshflowers.
adornment
noun [C/U]  us   /əˈdɔrn·mənt/
[C] Her only adornment was a ​rubynecklace.
(Definition of adorn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adorn”
in Korean 꾸미다…
in Arabic يُزيّن, يُزَخرِف…
in Malaysian menghiasi…
in French orner…
in Russian украшать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝扮, 裝飾…
in Italian adornare…
in Turkish süslemek, dekore etmek…
in Polish dekorować, przyozdabiać…
in Spanish adornar…
in Vietnamese trang trí…
in Portuguese enfeitar, adornar…
in Thai ตกแต่ง, ประดับประดา…
in German schmücken…
in Catalan guarnir…
in Japanese ~を飾る, 装飾する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装扮, 装饰…
in Indonesian menghiasi…
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