Decorate definition

dĕkə-rāt
To confer a medal or other honor on.

Was decorated for bravery.

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Decorate is defined as to change or add something to make it more beautiful, or to give a medal to someone.

An example of decorate is painting white walls a blue color.

An example of decorate is putting a flower in your hair.

An example of decorate is to give the Medal of Honor to a member of the armed forces to honor their distinguished service.

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To add something to so as to make more attractive; adorn; ornament.
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To plan and arrange the colors, furnishings, etc. of.
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To paint or wallpaper.

To decorate a room.

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To give a medal or similar token of honor to.
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To plan or implement the interior decoration of a house, room, office, etc.
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To improve the appearance of an interior of a house, room, office and so forth.
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(computing) (In some programming languages) To extend a method, etc. by attaching some further code item.

It makes sure that the field name argument is not empty, and that the field specified there is an actual existing field in the class which declares the method decorated with this attribute.

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To furnish, provide, or adorn with something ornamental; embellish.
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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