1. [ verb ] make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
Synonyms: decorate grace ornament beautify embellish

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

Related terms: change illustrate gloss embroider gild inlay panel enamel garland redecorate trim pipe glaze prank deck applique hang bejewel tinsel tart_up fledge stucco smock spangle braid encrust stick foliate wreathe lacquer scallop festoon flag fillet caparison dress_ship lacquer bedizen illuminate emblazon color fringe fret landscape trim vermiculate bead gild_the_lily jewel ornament grace decoration decorator interior_decoration beautification ornamentation decoration
2. [ verb ] be beautiful to look at
Synonyms: decorate grace embellish beautify deck

"Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

Related terms: be ornament decoration decoration beautification adornment
3. [ verb ] furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
Synonyms: clothe invest
Related terms: equip investiture
Similar spelling:   Adorno