Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun garnish

2 senses of garnish

Sense 1
garnish -- (something (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decoration)
       => decoration, ornament, ornamentation -- (something used to beautify)

Sense 2
garnish -- (any decoration added as a trimming or adornment)
       => decoration, ornament, ornamentation -- (something used to beautify)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb garnish

2 senses of garnish

Sense 1
garnishee, garnish -- (take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support; "His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt")
       => impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seize -- (take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork")

Sense 2
trim, garnish, dress -- (decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods)
       => decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify -- (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day")

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