Definition of adonize in English:

adonize

(also adonise)

verb

rare
  • 1historical
    with object To adorn, beautify; to titivate. Chiefly refl. (used chiefly of men). Formerly also with †it, with reflexive meaning. Now historical.

  • 2no object To adorn or beautify oneself; to primp. Used chiefly of men.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer. From French adoniser from Adonis, the name of Adonis, also as noun in sense ‘handsome young man’ + -iser.

Pronunciation:

adonize

/ˈadənʌɪz/