verb (used with object), dec·o·rat·ed, dec·o·rat·ing.
Origin of decorate
Examples from the Web for decorate
The owner rescued pieces from deserted monasteries to decorate the hotel.
But not Igor Olenicoff, who was caught commissioning forged sculptures to decorate his California properties.Real Estate Mogul Igor Olenicoff Busted for Art Forgery|Justin Jones|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had dated non-Jews before, but none went so far as to decorate their home with such blatantly pious trinkets.Can a Jew Get Down With Hot Jesus from 'Son of God?'|Sara Lieberman|March 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Five works by Russian-born artist Kon Trubkovich decorate its booth.The 15 Best Things to See at Frieze Art Fair London 2013|Chloë Ashby|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Awful lot of work to make and decorate, but she said that the finished result was worth the trouble.
I have two very light hollow glass beads such as are used to decorate a Christmas tree.Soap-Bubbles|C. V. Boys
Mushrooms, instead of strawberry-leaves, should decorate the brows of the upstart French nobility.Burlesques|William Makepeace Thackeray
When nearly cold cover the top with ratafia biscuits and decorate with angelica and cherries.The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book|Thomas R. Allinson
Decorate with meringue paste, with a pastry bag and a fancy tube, and form in the shape of a crown on top.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
Everything that is beautiful in the home is brought out to decorate the interior of the Succah.Pictures of Jewish Home-Life Fifty Years Ago|Hannah Trager
British Dictionary definitions for decorate
Word Origin for decorate
Word Origin and History for decorate
early 15c., from Latin decoratus, past participle of decorare "to decorate, adorn, embellish, beautify," from decus (genitive decoris) "an ornament," from PIE root *dek- "to receive, be suitable" (see decent). Related: Decorated; decorating.