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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dek′o-rāt, v.t. to ornament, to beautify: to honour with a badge or medal.—adj. Dec′orated.—n. Decorā′tion, ornament: badge of an order.—adj. Dec′orātive, ornamental.—ns. Dec′orātiveness; Dec′orātor.—Decorated style (archit.), a style of Gothic architecture, elaborated and richly decorated, which prevailed till near the end of the 14th century.—Decoration Day, May 30th, when the memory of the soldiers who fell in the American Civil War of 1861-65 is honoured by the decoration of their graves, speeches, processions, &c. [L. decorāre, -ātum—decus, what is becoming—decēre, to be becoming.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'decorate' in Verbs Frequency: #809
The numerical value of decorate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of decorate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It may have been used as decorative paint. It could have been used to decorate animals hides. We have not found the evidence for the way that they used it, we just know that they used it.
She said at the time that it was something you would pick up at a junk shop, but it's really just the fact that she took the time to decorate it and the fact she actually wrote the books on it that is important.
She (Rowling) said at the time that it was something you would pick up at a junk shop, but it's really just the fact that she took the time to decorate it and the fact she actually wrote the books on it that is important.
I asked her why she hadn’t used my cream-cheese-and-butter frosting, and she said she couldn’t figure out how to frost the cake, we started talking about how one could decorate a Bundt cake, and the idea for the business was born.
We have a big problem, a very big problem. ... People don't have money and they're trying to organize funerals at the lowest possible cost, once a funeral has taken place, what remains is to decorate the tomb. But what happens if you have no money? That doesn't happen.
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Translations for decorate
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- декорирам, ремонтирам, реновирам, украсявамBulgarian
- ausschmücken, weißeln, dekorieren, renovieren, tapezierenGerman
- dekori, ornamiEsperanto
- آراستن, زینت کردن, آرا کردنPersian
- somistaa, koristella, koristaaFinnish
- décorer, ornerFrench
- sgeadaichScottish Gaelic
- קישט, לקשט, לעטר, עיטרHebrew
- 飾る, 装飾, 模様替えJapanese
- sieren, decoreren, opsmukkenDutch
- dekorować, zdobićPolish
- orna, decoraRomanian
- украсить, декорировать, украшатьRussian
- dekorera, inredaSwedish
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