Origin of decorated
verb (used with object), dec·o·rat·ed, dec·o·rat·ing.
Origin of decorate
Synonyms for decorate
Related Words for decoratedtrim, bedeck, illuminate, deck, brighten, grace, renovate, festoon, paint, adorn, perfect, finish, color, enrich, furbish, ornament, gild, burnish, idealize, enhance
Examples from the Web for decorated
Contemporary Examples of decorated
Its spine, too, “‘hubbed’ as the most prized European classics are,” is decorated with delicate gold squiggles and a star.Rand Paul’s Many Leather-Bound Books
November 27, 2014
VATICAN CITY—In the 500 or so years since the Sistine Chapel was decorated, it has never looked so good.The Sistine Chapel Gets Mood Lighting
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 2, 2014
The calavera, or decorated skull, is an archetype of Mexican popular culture.
I decorated with marigolds, which are considered the flower of the dead.
The legendary Captain Paddy Brown was by some accounts the most decorated firefighter in the nation.The Resilient City: New York After 9/11
September 11, 2014
Historical Examples of decorated
The nave of the church is Decorated, and has beautiful windows of that period.Yorkshire Painted And Described
The dining-hall was decorated for the occasion with appropriate portraits.
There are few breasts in those ranks that are not decorated with medals.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
It was a white lamb, decorated from ears to tail with knots of ribbon and with flowers.Hetty's Strange History
It was Christmas-eve, and I had decorated the ambulance with festoons of green leaves.My Double Life
Word Origin 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.