Adorn vs Constellate - What's the difference?

adorn | constellate |

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.




(en verb)
  • To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
  • a man adorned with noble statuary and columns
    a character adorned with every Christian grace
    a gallery of paintings was adorned with the works of some of the great masters
  • * Bible, Isa. lxi. 10
  • as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels
  • * Goldsmith
  • At church, with meek and unaffected grace, / His looks adorned the venerable place.


    * beautify * bedeck * decorate * deck * grace * ornament * prettify * See also


  • (obsolete) adornment
  • (Spenser)


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  • 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:
  • It’s no surprise that so much fiction constellates around the subject of Henry and his wives.
  • To shine with united radiance, or one general light.
  • * Boyle
  • The several things which engage our affections shine forth and constellate in God.