Definition of "decorate" []

  • To furnish, provide, or adorn with something ornamental; embellish. (verb-transitive)
  • To confer a medal or other honor on: was decorated for bravery. (verb-transitive)
  • To make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To paint or wallpaper (a room, house, etc) (verb)
  • To confer a mark of distinction, esp a military medal, upon (verb)
  • To evaporate a metal film onto (a crystal) in order to display dislocations in structure (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "decorate" in a sentence
  • "The Putz -- a German word for "decorate" -- tells the story of the birth of Christ in a more elaborate way than the typical nativity scene."
  • "The traditional way to decorate is to sprinkle powdered sugar on the top, with a cutout of a cross or a shell, to symbolize St. James, on top."
  • "Man, now I want to redecorate the Civic also known as decorate it in the first place."