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Translation of adornar in English:

verbo transitivo

also: adornarse verbo pronominal

  • (reflexivo) los domingos se adornan y salen de paseo
    on Sundays they get dressed up and go out for a stroll
    se adornó los brazos con pulseras
    she adorned her arms with bracelets
Example sentences
  • Es muy bueno cuando adornamos el árbol de Navidad.
  • Cuatro pares de lienzos con marcos renacentistas terminan de adornar este sector.
  • Una escultura de piedra tallada a mano, adornaba el lugar.

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