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verb [transitive] decorate pronunciation in American English /ˈdekəˌreɪt/
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present tense
present participledecorating
past tensedecorated
past participledecorated
  1. 1
    to make something look more attractive by putting nice things on it or in it

    Have you decorated your Christmas tree yet?

    decorate something with something:

    The room had been decorated with balloons.

    1. a.
      used about the thing that you put somewhere

      Framed prints decorate every wall.

  2. 2
    to give someone a medal because they have done something brave or good

    They were decorated for their bravery.


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