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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decorate  \Dec"o*rate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Decorated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Decorating}.]  [L.  decoratus  p.  p.  of  decorare,  fr 
  decus  ornament;  akin  to  decere  to  be  becoming.  See  {Decent}.] 
  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. 
 
  Her  fat  neck  was  ornamented  with  jewels,  rich  bracelets 
  decorated  her  arms.  --Thackeray. 
 
  Syn:  To  adorn;  embellish;  ornament;  beautify;  grace.  See 
  {Adorn}. 
 
  {Decorated  style}  (Arch.),  a  name  given  by  some  writers  to 
  the  perfected  English  Gothic  architecture;  it  may  be 
  considered  as  having  flourished  from  about  a.  d.  1300  to 
  a.  d.  1375. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decorate 
  v  1:  make  more  attractive  by  adding  ornament,  colour,  etc.; 
  "Decorate  the  room  for  the  party";  "beautify  yourself 
  for  the  special  day"  [syn:  {adorn},  {grace},  {ornament}, 
  {embellish},  {beautify}] 
  2:  be  beautiful  to  look  at  "Flowers  adorned  the  tables 
  everywhere"  [syn:  {deck},  {adorn},  {grace},  {embellish},  {beautify}] 
  3:  award  a  mark  of  honor,  as  a  medal,  to 
  4:  provide  with  decoration,  as  of  windows  [syn:  {dress}] 




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