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decorate

dec·o·rate

decorate

 
pronunciation:
de k reIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: decorated, decorates, decorating
definition 1: to make more attractive or interesting by adding ornamental items or designs.
We decorated the Christmas tree with white lights and red ornaments.They decorated the backyard for the wedding reception.
 
synonyms:
adorn, deck out, dress, embellish, trim
similar words:
apparel, bedeck, bedizen, emblazon, embroider, enrich, festoon, garnish, grace, ornament, spangle, stud, trap out
definition 2: to serve as a decoration for.
Huge posters decorated the boy's room.Gilt mirrors decorated the front hall.
definition 3: to design and carry out a plan for the appearance of the interior of (a room or building), including color combinations, furnishings, floorings, and the like.
They called in a professional to decorate the new office.
similar words:
furnish
definition 4: to give distinction to, by conferring a medal or other honorific ornament.
The soldier was decorated for his bravery by the army.
synonyms:
honor
similar words:
cite, compliment
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to design and carry out a plan for the appearance of the interior of a room or building.
Who will you hire to decorate?
derivation: decorated (adj.)
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