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gild

  
  ( gilds    3rd person present)   ( gilding    present participle)   ( gilded    past tense & past participle  ) If you gild a surface, you cover it in a thin layer of gold or gold paint.      verb  
Carve the names and gild them.      V n  
...gilded statues.      V-ed  
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gild

  
  
adorn, beautify, bedeck, brighten, coat, deck, dress up, embellish, embroider, enhance, enrich, garnish, grace, ornament  

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guild, gilding, gilt, gill

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