What does decorate mean?

Definitions for decorate
ˈdɛk əˌreɪtdec·o·rate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word decorate.

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.

  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

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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce decorate?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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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. Damie Brenholtz:

    They won’t fix it so we might as well decorate it.

  2. Tom MacArthur:

    If I have a target on my back, then so be it, i did not come here to decorate a chair.

  3. Lyn Wadley:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of decorate

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