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English noun: garnish

1. garnish (food) something (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decoration

Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation

Narrower (hyponym)topping

2. garnish (artifact) any decoration added as a trimming or adornment

Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation

English verb: garnish

1. garnish (possession) take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support

SamplesHis employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)attach, confiscate, impound, seize, sequester

2. garnish (creation) decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

ExamplesThe chefs garnish the vegetables

Synonymsdress, trim

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

Verb groupdress, dress, dress out

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