[ US /əˈdɔɹn/ ]
[ UK /ɐdˈɔːn/ ]
  1. furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
  2. make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    Decorate the room for the party
    beautify yourself for the special day
  3. be beautiful to look at
    Flowers adorned the tables everywhere
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How To Use adorn In A Sentence

  • Baffler editors have called commodification of dissent stretches back to Adorno and Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment and is alive and well in what he calls the "alienation market" in which films like Fahrenheit 9 / 11 either already have or are destined to make bundles (relatively speaking, of course). GreenCine Daily
  • Even I, a tolerant representative of the Middle Way, found myself blinking at this unquestionably Romish style of adornment. ABSOLUTE TRUTHS
  • The fact that your name adorned a jet over the skies over Afghanistan solidifies the bond all of us in the military share with the American people. CNN Transcript Mar 17, 2002
  • This role of film as an instance of mass media is opposed to that of Adorno, who could only conceptualise the mass media as a means of stupefying the masses in a capitalist society.
  • First, his performances of musical masterpieces are spare and unadorned. Times, Sunday Times
  • This wall was originally incrusted with rich marbles, and the great dome, adorned with deep coffering in rectangular panels, was decorated with rosettes and mouldings in gilt stucco. A Text-Book of the History of Architecture Seventh Edition, revised
  • The typical two-slice serving of plain, unadorned cheese pizza packs about a half a day's worth of saturated fat.
  • Let these wives first step into the pyre, tearless without any affliction and well adorned.
  • Nevertheless, the voluptuous figures that adorn his ormolu mounts and the fluidity of his designs gave Linke's pieces their characteristic blend of ancien regime and Art Nouveau, that made them stand out.
  • Her gaze, unfocused, fell on the swath of ivory silk adorning the richly hued carpet. DEVIL'S BRIDE
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