decorate

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
decorate

Third-person singular
decorates

Past tense
decorated

Past participle
decorated

Present participle
decorating

A decorated vehicle
  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you decorate something, you make it look nice, usually by putting something pretty on it or painting it.
    We're going to decorate our Christmas tree tonight.
    The men sat in large uncomfortable wooden chairs decorated with carvings of flowers.
    The room was brightly decorated.
  2. (transitive) If decorates , looks nice because is on or close to it.
    In her room, photos decorated the white walls.
  3. (transitive) If you decorate someone, you give them a medal for doing something brave or good.
    He was decorated by the president for saving several men who had been shot.

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