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Meaning of DECORATE

Pronunciation:  'deku`reyt

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

DECORATE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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

{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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are decorating an area means a favorable turn in business or studies and increased social pleasures.
Thesaurus Terms
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