Definitions for decorateˈdɛk əˌreɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dec•o•rateˈdɛk əˌreɪt(v.t.)-rat•ed, -rat•ing.

  1. to furnish or adorn with something ornamental or becoming; embellish.

  2. to design the interior of (a room or building).

  3. to confer distinction upon by a badge, medal, or the like.

Origin of decorate:

1375–1425; late ME (adj.) < L decorātus, ptp. of decorāre, v. der. of decus an ornament, splendor, honor

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify(verb)

    make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

    "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

  2. deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify(verb)

    be beautiful to look at

    "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

  3. decorate(verb)

    award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to

    "He was decorated for his services in the military"

  4. dress, decorate(verb)

    provide with decoration

    "dress the windows"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. decorate(verb)ˈdɛk əˌreɪt

    to attach pretty things to sth

    to decorate the Christmas tree; a room decorated with tiny lights

  2. decorateˈdɛk əˌreɪt

    to use paint, wallpaper, objects, etc. to make a room attractive

    ways to decorate small rooms; It takes time to decorate.

  3. decorateˈdɛk əˌreɪt

    to give a medal to a soldier

    soldiers decorated for outstanding service

Wiktionary

  1. decorate(Verb)

    To furnish with decorations.

  2. decorate(Verb)

    To improve the appearance of an interior of a house, room, office and so forth.

  3. decorate(Verb)

    (In some programming languages) To extend a method, etc. by attaching some further code item.

    It makes sure that the field name argument is not empty, and that the field specified there is an actual existing field in the class which declares the method decorated with this attribute.

  4. Origin: From decoratus, past participle of decorare, from decus, akin to decor, from decet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decorate(verb)

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'decorate' in Verbs Frequency: #809


Translations for decorate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

decorate(verb)

to add some kind of ornament etc to (something) to make more beautiful, striking etc

We decorated the Christmas tree with glass balls.

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