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verb (used with object)
to provide or supply with something ornamental; adorn; decorate.
to provide (a food) with something that adds flavor, decorative color, etc.:
to garnish boiled potatoes with chopped parsley.

to attach (as money due or property belonging to a debtor) by garnishment; garnishee:
The court garnished his wages when he refused to pay child support.
to summon in, so as to take part in litigation already pending between others.

something placed around or on a food or in a beverage to add flavor, decorative color, etc.
adornment or decoration.
Chiefly British. a fee formerly demanded of a new convict or worker by the warden, boss, or fellow prisoners or workers.
verb (transitive)
to decorate; trim
to add something to (food) in order to improve its appearance or flavour

to serve with notice of proceedings; warn
(obsolete) to summon to proceedings already in progress
to attach (a debt)

(slang) to extort money from
a decoration; trimming
something, such as parsley, added to a dish for its flavour or decorative effect
(obsolete, slang) a payment illegally extorted, as from a prisoner by his jailer

overlay with stones (2 Chr. 3:6), adorn (Rev. 21:19), deck with garlands (Matt. 23:29), furnish (12:44). In Job 26:13 (Heb. shiphrah, meaning “brightness”), “By his spirit the heavens are brightness” i.e., are bright, splendid, beautiful.


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