As verbs the difference between adorn and constellate
is that adorn
is to make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate while constellate
is to combine as a cluster.
As a noun adorn
is (obsolete) adornment.
To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
- a man adorned with noble statuary and columns
- a character adorned with every Christian grace
* Bible, Isa. lxi. 10
- a gallery of paintings was adorned with the works of some of the great masters
- as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels
- At church, with meek and unaffected grace, / His looks adorned the venerable place.
* See also
To combine as a cluster.
To fit, adorn (as if) with constellations.
To (form a) cluster.
* 2013 , (Hilary Mantel), ‘Royal Bodies’, London Review of Books , 35.IV:
To shine with united radiance, or one general light.
- It’s no surprise that so much fiction constellates around the subject of Henry and his wives.
- The several things which engage our affections shine forth and constellate in God.