AskDefine | Define decorate

Dictionary Definition



1 make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day" [syn: adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify]
2 be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere" [syn: deck, adorn, grace, embellish, beautify]
3 award a mark of honor, as a medal, to
4 provide with decoration; "dress the windows" [syn: dress]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To furnish with decorations.
  2. To improve the appearance of an interior of a house, room, office and so forth.


to furnish with decorations
to improve the appearance of a house, room, office and so forth


Verb form


Extensive Definition

Decoration may refer to:
decorate in German: Dekoration
decorate in French: Décoration
decorate in Indonesian: Dekorasi
decorate in Italian: Decorazione
decorate in Norwegian: Dekorasjon

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accouter, add, adjoin, adorn, affix, agglutinate, annex, append, appoint, array, attach, beautify, become one, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, burden, caparison, cite, color, complicate, conjoin, convolute, crown, crown with laurel, dandify, deck, deck out, dizen, do honor, doll up, dress, dress up, elaborate, embellish, emblazon, embroider, encumber, enrich, equip, festoon, fig out, fix up, flourish, furbish, furnish, garnish, gild, glamorize, glue on, grace, gussy up, hitch on, honor, infix, involve, join with, load with ornament, ornament, overcharge, overlay, overload, paint, paste on, pay regard to, pay tribute, plus, postfix, praise, prank, prank up, preen, prefix, prettify, pretty up, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, put with, redecorate, redo, refurbish, render honor to, renovate, restore, saddle with, set off, set out, slap on, smarten, smarten up, spruce up, subjoin, suffix, superadd, superpose, tack on, tag, tag on, titivate, trick out, trick up, trim, unite with, varnish, wallpaper
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