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  • To furnish with decorations.
  • To improve the appearance of an interior of a house, room, office and so forth.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Dec"o*rate (d&cr;k"&osl;*rāt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decorated (d&cr;k"&osl;*rā`t&ebreve;d); p. pr. & vb. n. Decorating (-rā`t&ibreve;ng).] [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.

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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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