What does decorate mean?

Definitions for decorate
ˈdɛk əˌreɪtdec·o·rate

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. decorate(Verb)

    To furnish with decorations.

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

  2. decorate(Verb)

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

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Decorate

    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, -ātumdecus, what is becoming—decēre, to be becoming.]

Editors Contribution

  1. decorate

    To use a variety of products to improve a room or property.

    WE did decorate the house as we needed to.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce decorate?

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How to say decorate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decorate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decorate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of decorate in a Sentence

  1. Edgardo Osorio:

    For me, my boutiques, I decorate them like my home, you do need a physical presence because you want the final client to show up and understand [ the brand ].

  2. James Gannon:

    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.

  3. James Gannon:

    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.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    One can realize a reality The world media play and picture as an open market of press and speech that a majority enjoys the open markets, where one finds the cheapest, but low-quality materials, which no one bothers. Conversely, the specialty shops that decorate and sell expensive and quality materials; a few ones visit that since both factors logically depend on one's capacity and power of perches. Similarly, each field defines and holds such stage and level in the sense of competency, whether financial, qualification, vision, or ability to approach the point. In this prospect; indeed, one experiences, in the literature of all forms and categories that, the mass of minds reads low and senseless writings; whereas, neglect and disdain the academic and visionary writing and subject. The distinction that describes and shows the natural human history, which never prevails skill and wisdom that becomes authentic, quotable, and worthy quotation for all the times.

  5. Petros Kampitsis:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of decorate

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