To deck or dress with ornaments; to embellish; to set off to advantage; to render pleasing or attractive.
- To lend beauty to: "the pale mimosas that adorned the favorite promenade” ( Ronald Firbank).
- To enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments: "[He] requires the presence of titles to legitimate and adorn . . . his imperfect status” ( Cynthia Ozick).