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3 definitions found
 for decorate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decorate \Dec"o*rate\ (d[e^]k"[-o]*r[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Decorated (d[e^]k"[-o]*r[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Decorating (d[e^]k"[-o]*r[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Her fat neck was ornamented with jewels, rich bracelets
           decorated her arms.                      --Thackeray.
  
     Syn: To adorn; embellish; ornament; beautify; grace. See
          Adorn.
          [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  decorate
      v 1: make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.;
           "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for
           the special day" [syn: decorate, adorn, grace,
           ornament, embellish, beautify]
      2: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables
         everywhere" [syn: deck, adorn, decorate, grace,
         embellish, beautify]
      3: award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to; "He was decorated
         for his services in the military"
      4: provide with decoration; "dress the windows" [syn: dress,
         decorate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  107 Moby Thesaurus words for "decorate":
     accouter, add, adjoin, adorn, affix, agglutinate, annex, append,
     appoint, array, attach, beautify, become one, bedeck, bedizen,
     blazon, burden, caparison, cite, color, complicate, conjoin,
     convolute, crown, crown with laurel, dandify, deck, deck out,
     dizen, do honor, doll up, dress, dress up, elaborate, embellish,
     emblazon, embroider, encumber, enrich, equip, festoon, fig out,
     fix up, flourish, furbish, furnish, garnish, gild, glamorize,
     glue on, grace, gussy up, hitch on, honor, infix, involve,
     join with, load with ornament, ornament, overcharge, overlay,
     overload, paint, paste on, pay regard to, pay tribute, plus,
     postfix, praise, prank, prank up, preen, prefix, prettify,
     pretty up, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, put with, redecorate,
     redo, refurbish, render honor to, renovate, restore, saddle with,
     set off, set out, slap on, smarten, smarten up, spruce up, subjoin,
     suffix, superadd, superpose, tack on, tag, tag on, titivate,
     trick out, trick up, trim, unite with, varnish, wallpaper
  
  

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