Definition of decorate
1 : to add honor to decorated commerce with the splendid virtues of honor and loyalty — Geoffrey Household
2 : to furnish with something ornamental decorate a room with artwork decorating the Christmas tree
3 : to award a mark of honor to a soldier decorated for valor highly decorated war veterans
: to furnish something with ornamentation decorating for the party
Examples of decorate in a Sentence
I always enjoy decorating the Christmas tree.
I decorated my apartment in dark colors.
Recent Examples of decorate from the Web
There had been no time to celebrate, no pink walls to decorate for another daughter.
Locals decked out in patriotic attire are to decorate their bicycles, skateboards, wagons, roller skates, wheelchairs, strollers and other wheel-devices to reflect the day’s theme.
After hearing the story, families will receive flowerpots to decorate and seeds to take home and plant.
Kids can create and decorate chocolate sea shells, chocolate bars, chocolate pizza, chocolate houses and chocolate picture frames.
Dave, standing 6-foot-4, had decorated careers in football, basketball and tennis that earned him a spot in Perry High's athletic Hall of Fame.
Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including most beautiful hat, craziest chapeau and most beautifully decorated table.
There's a waiting room that's decorated with a mini stone fountain and displays of paper flowers.
Personal Style Stickers decorate the rear window of a vintage Chevrolet.
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Synonym Discussion of decorate
DECORATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of decorate for English Language Learners
: to make (something) more attractive usually by putting something on it
: to give a medal or award to (someone, such as a soldier)
DECORATE Defined for Kids
Definition of decorate for Students
1 : to make more attractive by adding beautiful or festive things We decorated the room with flowers.
2 : to award a badge of honor to The soldier was decorated for bravery.
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