adorn (someone or something) with (something)

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adorn (someone or something) with (something)

To embellish or decorate someone or something with some kind of decoration. We always adorn our tree with lights, ornaments, and tinsel on Christmas Eve. She adorned herself with expensive jewelry before going to the cocktail party.
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adorn someone or something with something

to decorate or ornament someone or something with something. They adorned the room with garlands of flowers.
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On the right of this valley opened another of less extent, adorned with several villages, and terminated by one of the towers of an old ruined abby, grown over with ivy, and part of the front, which remained still entire.
It has a massive portico and steps, before it, heavily balustraded, and adorned with life-sized rusty iron knights in complete armor.
We visited the principal church, also--a curious old structure, with a towerlike spire adorned with all sorts of grotesque images.
THE CAMEL, when he saw the Bull adorned with horns, envied him and wished that he himself could obtain the same honors.
And when kings and princes observe this marvellous science of poetry in wise, virtuous, and thoughtful subjects, they honour, value, exalt them, and even crown them with the leaves of that tree which the thunderbolt strikes not, as if to show that they whose brows are honoured and adorned with such a crown are not to be assailed by anyone.
Her `scribbling suit' consisted of a black woolen pinafore on which she could wipe her pen at will, and a cap of the same material, adorned with a cheerful red bow, into which she bundled her hair when the decks were cleared for action.
A quarter of an hour later he stopped before a large cabin, adorned with several clusters of streamers, the exterior walls of which were designed to represent, in violent colours and without perspective, a company of jugglers.
he donned his costume, adorned with vari-coloured wings, and fastened to his natural feature a false nose six feet long.
Between the marble cenotaphs on either hand of the pulpit, the wall which formed its back was adorned with a large painting representing a gallant ship beating against a terrible storm off a lee coast of black rocks and snowy breakers.
Nearly all oblong or circular, and as if traced with the compass, they seem to form one vast archipelago, equal to that charming group lying between Greece and Asia Minor, and which mythology in ancient times adorned with most graceful legends.
On a platform beyond the southern entrance, formed by a natural elevation of the ground, were pitched five magnificent pavilions, adorned with pennons of russet and black, the chosen colours of the five knights challengers.
Attended by this gallant equipage, himself well mounted, and splendidly dressed in crimson and in gold, bearing upon his hand a falcon, and having his head covered by a rich fur bonnet, adorned with a circle of precious stones, from which his long curled hair escaped and overspread his shoulders, Prince John, upon a grey and high-mettled palfrey, caracoled within the lists at the head of his jovial party, laughing loud with his train, and eyeing with all the boldness of royal criticism the beauties who adorned the lofty galleries.
A design by Zuhair Murad also made an appearance, with a radiant Gina Rodriguez donning a blush pink dress adorned with silver details, its deep neckline dropping to a voluminous, ethereal skirt.
The flagship Oxford Street windows show a range of scenes ranging including a London market complete with 5,000 hand-painted Brussels sprouts, commuters on gold bikes adorned with Christmas wreaths and a giant inflatable red-breasted robin.
The other side of this 18kt gold and sterling silver pendant is adorned with diamonds and pearls inscribed with a hidden love message from an iconic Umm Kulthum song.