Definitions for: Decorate


[v] provide with decoration; "dress the windows"
[v] make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
[v] award a mark of honor, as a medal, to
[v] be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dec"o*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decorated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Decorating.] [L. decoratus, p. p. of decorare, fr.
decus ornament; akin to decere to be becoming. See Decent.]
To deck with that which is becoming, ornamental, or honorary;
to adorn; to beautify; to embellish; as, to decorate the
person; to decorate an edifice; to decorate a lawn with
flowers; to decorate the mind with moral beauties; to
decorate a hero with honors.

Her fat neck was ornamented with jewels, rich bracelets
decorated her arms. --Thackeray.

Syn: To adorn; embellish; ornament; beautify; grace. See
Adorn.

Decorated style (Arch.), a name given by some writers to
the perfected English Gothic architecture; it may be
considered as having flourished from about a. d. 1300 to
a. d. 1375.

Synonyms: adorn, adorn, beautify, beautify, deck, dress, embellish, embellish, grace, grace, ornament

See Also: alter, applique, arrange, award, bard, be, bead, bedeck, bedight, bedizen, begild, bejewel, beset, bespangle, blazon, braid, broider, caparison, change, color, colour, deck, dress, dress ship, dress up, emblazon, embroider, enamel, encrust, engild, festoon, filet, fillet, flag, fledge, flight, foliate, fret, fringe, garland, garnish, gild, glaze, hang, illuminate, illustrate, incrust, inlay, jewel, lacquer, landscape, ornament, panel, pipe, prank, redecorate, scallop, set up, smock, spangle, stucco, tart up, tinsel, trim, vermiculate, wreathe

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