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English verb: decorate

1. decorate (creation) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.


SamplesDecorate the room for the party.
Beautify yourself for the special day.


Synonymsadorn, beautify, embellish, grace, ornament


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)applique, bard, barde, bead, bedeck, bedight, bedizen, begild, bejewel, beset, bespangle, blazon, braid, broider, caparison, color, colour, deck, dress, dress ship, dress up, emblazon, emblazon, embroider, enamel, encrust, engild, festoon, filet, fillet, flag, fledge, flight, foliate, fret, fringe, garland, garnish, gild, gild the lily, hang, illuminate, illustrate, incrust, inlay, jewel, lacquer, landscape, paint the lily, panel, pipe, prank, redecorate, scallop, smock, spangle, stick, stucco, tart up, tinsel, trim, trim, vermiculate, wreathe


Verb groupornament

2. decorate (stative) be beautiful to look at


SamplesFlowers adorned the tables everywhere.


Synonymsadorn, beautify, deck, embellish, grace


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)ornament

3. decorate (social) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to


SamplesHe was decorated for his services in the military.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)honor, honour, reward

4. decorate (contact) provide with decoration


SamplesDress the windows.


Synonymsdress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up









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