Decorate Definition

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To add something to so as to make more attractive; adorn; ornament.
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To plan or implement the interior decoration of a house, room, office, etc.
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To plan and arrange the colors, furnishings, etc. of.
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To give a medal or similar token of honor to.
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To paint or wallpaper.
To decorate a room.
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Origin of Decorate

  • From Middle English decorat made beautiful from Latin decorātus past participle of decorāre to beautify from decus decor- honor, ornament dek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin decoratus, past participle of decorare (“to adorn, distinguish, honor”), from decus (“ornament, grace, dignity, honor”), akin to decor (“elegance, grace, beauty, ornament”), from decet (“adorn, befit”).

    From Wiktionary

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