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I was talking with my boyfriend today about getting an altar cloth for some tarot cards and he said, "Good, you can bedazzle it yourself!"

To which I said, "I wouldn't bedazzle it, I would sequent it...or is it sequin it?....I would apply sequins to it."

What is the correct verb form of 'to apply sequins to'?

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The adjective sequined is in the dictionary, even though it doesn't list sequin as a verb. Does that mean that we can infer that the verb sequin exists? –  Peter Shor Dec 23 '11 at 3:24
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What kind of heathenish stuff is going on over there? –  Mahnax Dec 23 '11 at 3:44
    
I was going to suggest bedazzle and then I saw it was already in the question... –  alcas Dec 23 '11 at 5:26
    
@PeterShor: An adjectival form '-ed' may be possible from nouns which are not also verbs. –  Kris Dec 23 '11 at 11:02

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The American Heritage Dictionary gives sequin, v: "To affix sequins to (a garment, for example)."

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I'm not convinced sequin is a verb. The "mainstream" dictionaries only include entries for nouns.

Did find this though, a complete conjugation http://www.the-conjugation.com/english/verb/sequin.php

I would use "add sequins" - I will add sequins to it.

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I find it curious that, in Wordnik (which aggregates online dictionaries), only AHED lists a verb form for sequin. –  Gnawme Dec 23 '11 at 8:21

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