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
Village officials, including Mayor Arlene Jezierny, joined in, decorating the trees that line the village's lobby at 7300 W. Wilson.
While the three Grand Suites are all decorated in the Art Deco style, each cabin draws individual inspiration from some of the world's most romantic cities, including Istanbul, Paris, and Venice.
At Kubeh, Ms. Shurka’s West Village restaurant, decorated with Middle Eastern artifacts, the kubeh are served in richly satisfying vibrant broths (beet, Swiss chard and tomato, among others).
Most of his works are spread around his house and decorate the family room.
From denim jackets decorated with extraordinarily detailed depictions of the Russian circus, to shirts displaying an almost cubist treatment of Vladimir Putin, Dobrayakova's exuberant designs immediately struck chords within the fashion universe.
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.
The brilliant colors inside the home were chosen to match its original palette—dazzling yellows, greens and blues decorate the home's most formal rooms.
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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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