1. [ verb ] make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
Synonyms: adorn grace ornament beautify embellish

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

Related terms: change illustrate gloss embroider gild inlay panel enamel garland redecorate trim pipe glaze prank deck applique hang bejewel tinsel tart_up fledge stucco smock spangle braid encrust stick foliate wreathe lacquer scallop festoon flag fillet caparison dress_ship lacquer bedizen illuminate emblazon color fringe fret landscape trim vermiculate bead gild_the_lily jewel ornament grace decoration decorator interior_decoration beautification ornamentation decoration
2. [ verb ] be beautiful to look at
Synonyms: adorn grace embellish beautify deck

"Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

Related terms: be ornament decoration decoration beautification adornment
3. [ verb ] award a mark of honor, as a medal, to
Related terms: award decoration
4. [ verb ] provide with decoration
Synonyms: dress

"dress the windows"

Related terms: arrange interior_decoration
Similar spelling:   decorated