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”).
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