Definition of Decorate

1. Verb. Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.. "They decorate the halls with holly"; "Beautify yourself for the special day"




2. Verb. Be beautiful to look at. "Holly flowers decorate the halls"; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
Exact synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Deck, Embellish, Grace
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Ornament
Derivative terms: Adornment, Beautification, Beauty, Decoration, Decoration, Decorative, Grace

3. Verb. Award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to. "He was decorated for his services in the military"
Generic synonyms: Honor, Honour, Reward
Derivative terms: Decoration

4. Verb. Provide with decoration. "Dress the windows"
Exact synonyms: Dress
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up
Derivative terms: Decor, Decoration, Decoration, Decorative

Definition of Decorate

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Decorate

1. Verb. (transitive) To furnish with decorations. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To improve the appearance of an interior of a house, room, office and so forth. ¹

3. Verb. (computing) (transitive) (In some programming languages) To extend a method, etc. by attaching some further code item. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decorate

1. to adorn [v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES] - See also: adorn

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decorate

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Literary usage of Decorate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"We adorn by giving the best external appearance to a thing ; we decorate by annexing ... are figuratively employed ; decorate only in the proper sense. ..."

2. History of Civilization in England by Henry Thomas Buckle (1864)
"... they were unable, says the historian, to resist their desire to return to their glens, and decorate their huts with the spoil.88 There are, indeed, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Artists of the English School: Painters, Sculptors by Samuel Redgrave (1878)
"He soon rose into great esteem, and was employed on his own account to decorate the halls, staircases, and ceilings of many fine mansions. ..."

4. Rubens: His Life, His Work, and His Time by Emile Michel (1899)
"CHAPTER II MARIE DE' MEDICI COMMISSIONS RUBENS TO decorate THE LUXEMBOURG ... Marie de' Medici determined that he should decorate the palace she had just ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1865)
"... Worcester. though recently discontinued, to decorate the sage, from the Hon. Robert Curzon's Armenia, is worth reproducing : — LETTER OP OuR LORD TO ..."

6. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"Painted in 1485-92 for Francesco Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua, to decorate the palace of St. Sebastian. Bought 352, 355 ; Passavant, Kunstreise durch Eng* ..."

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