Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb decorate

4 senses of decorate

Sense 1
decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify -- (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify -- (be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
decorate -- (award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to; "He was decorated for his services in the military")
       => honor, honour, reward -- (bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action")

Sense 4
dress, decorate -- (provide with decoration; "dress the windows")
       => arrange, set up -- (put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order")

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