from The Century Dictionary.
- To make beautiful or attractive; adorn one's self with the view of attracting admiration: said only of men.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To beautify; to dandify.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To make something or someone (especially a man) more
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'Whenever I find myself growing vaporish I rouse myself, wash and put on a clean shirt, brush my hair and clothes, tie my shoe-strings neatly, and, in fact, adonize, as if I were going out -- then all clean and comfortable, I sit down to write.
“Time enough yet though, to adonize,” resumed sir Cyril, pulling out his watch.
"Many thanks, Philip, but before I adonize my outward man I should wish to satisfy my inward cravings; and, to tell you the truth, I'm so hungry from not having broken my fast for nearly twenty-four hours, that if you could order something to eat while you are looking out the clothes, I should feel in no small degree grateful."
- Botany closely attached; related; grown together especially unusually. adnation, adonize v. - i. & t. ornament; adorn oneself (of men).