Definitions for decorateˈdɛk əˌreɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dec•o•rateˈdɛk əˌreɪt(v.t.)-rat•ed, -rat•ing.
to furnish or adorn with something ornamental or becoming; embellish.
to design the interior of (a room or building).
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
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"
deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify(verb)
be beautiful to look at
"Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to
"He was decorated for his services in the military"
provide with decoration
"dress the windows"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to attach pretty things to sth
to decorate the Christmas tree; a room decorated with tiny lights
to use paint, wallpaper, objects, etc. to make a room attractive
ways to decorate small rooms; It takes time to decorate.
to give a medal to a soldier
soldiers decorated for outstanding service
To furnish with decorations.
To improve the appearance of an interior of a house, room, office and so forth.
(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.
Origin: From decoratus, past participle of decorare, from decus, akin to decor, from decet.
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
Rank popularity for the word 'decorate' in Verbs Frequency: #809
Translations for decorate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to add some kind of ornament etc to (something) to make more beautiful, striking etc
We decorated the Christmas tree with glass balls.
- versier, verfraai, tooiAfrikaans
- يُزَخْرِف، يُزَيِّنArabic
- decorarPortuguese (BR)
- dekorere; pynte; udsmykkeDanish
- διακοσμώ, στολίζωGreek
- ehtima, kaunistamaEstonian
- تزئین کردن؛ آراستنFarsi
- (크리스마스 트리 등을) 장식하다Korean
- izgreznot; dekorēt; rotātLatvian
- pynte, (ut)smykke, dekorereNorwegian
- تزئین کردن؛ آراستنPersian
- سينګارول، ښكلى كولPashto
- dekorera, smycka, pynta, kläSwedish
- 裝飾Chinese (Trad.)
- مزیّن کرناUrdu
- trang tríVietnamese
- 装饰Chinese (Simp.)
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