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Synonyms for decorate
ˈdɛk əˌreɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify(verb)

    make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

    "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

    Synonyms:
    fancify, grace, dramatise, ornament, adorn, deck, clothe, aggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, embroider, dress, lard, embellish, prettify, beautify, pad, dramatize, invest

  2. deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify(verb)

    be beautiful to look at

    "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

    Synonyms:
    fancify, grace, dramatise, bedeck, ornament, adorn, dump, deck, clothe, aggrandise, invest, blow up, aggrandize, embroider, dress, lard, coldcock, embellish, prettify, bedight, beautify, floor, knock down, pad, dramatize

  3. decorate(verb)

    award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to

    "He was decorated for his services in the military"

    Synonyms:
    deck, grace, dress, beautify, adorn, ornament, embellish

  4. dress, decorate(verb)

    provide with decoration

    "dress the windows"

    Synonyms:
    line up, curry, clip, preen, apparel, ornament, primp, prune, garment, habilitate, beautify, trim, dress out, arrange, adorn, embellish, garb, raiment, coiffe, do, coiffure, get dressed, plume, coif, deck, garnish, fit out, crop, dress up, clothe, tog, cut back, enclothe, set, snip, lop, grace, dress, groom

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. decorate

    To embellish is to brighten and enliven by adding something that is not necessarily or very closely connected with that to which it is added; to illustrate is to add something so far like in kind as to cast a side-light upon the principal matter. An author embellishes his narrative with fine descriptions, the artist illustrates it with beautiful engravings, the binder gilds and decorates the volume. Garnish is on a lower plane; as, the feast was garnished with flowers. Deck and bedeck are commonly said of apparel; as, a mother bedecks her daughter with silk and jewels. To adorn and to ornament alike signify to add that which makes anything beautiful and attractive, but ornament is more exclusively on the material plane; as, the gateway was ornamented with delicate carving. Adorn is more lofty and spiritual, referring to a beauty which is not material, and can not be put on by ornaments or decorations, but seems in perfect harmony and unity with that to which it adds a grace; if we say, the gateway was adorned with beautiful carving, we imply a unity and loftiness of design such as ornamented can not express. We say of some admirable scholar or statesman, "he touched nothing that he did not adorn."

    At church, with meek and unaffected grace,
    His looks adorned the venerable place.

    Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 178.

    Synonyms:
    adorn, beautify, bedeck, deck, embellish, garnish, gild, illustrate, ornament

    Antonyms:
    deface, deform, disfigure, mar, spoil

    Preposition:
    Adorn his temples with a coronet.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. decorate

    Synonyms:
    seemliness, propriety, dignity, order, decency, good manners, good behavior, modesty

    Antonyms:
    unseemliness, impropriety, disturbance, disorder

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. decorate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    adorn, deck, ornament, embellish, beautify

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. decorate(v)

    Synonyms:
    embellish, adorn, beautify, ornament, garnish, enrich, trim, bedizen, bedeck

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "decorate":

    adorn, redecorate

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How to use decorate in a sentence?

  1. Christian Tom:

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  2. Edgardo Osorio:

    For me, my boutiques, I decorate them like my home, you do need a physical presence because you want the final client to show up and understand [ the brand ].

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    One can realize a reality that a majority enjoys the open markets, where one finds the cheapest, but low-quality materials which no one bothers. Conversely, the specialty shops that decorate and sell expensive and quality materials; a few ones visit that since both factors logically depend on one's capacity and power of perches. Similarly, each field defines and holds such stage and level in the sense of competency, whether financial, qualification, vision, or ability to approach the point. In this prospect; indeed, one experiences in the literature of all forms and categories that the mass of minds reads low and senseless writings; whereas, neglect and disdain the academic and visionary writing and subject. The distinction that describes and shows the natural human history, which never prevails upon pure skill and wisdom that becomes authentic, quotable, and worthy quotation for all the times.

  4. Damie Brenholtz:

    They won’t fix it so we might as well decorate it.

  5. James Gannon:

    She (Rowling) said at the time that it was something you would pick up at a junk shop, but it's really just the fact that she took the time to decorate it and the fact she actually wrote the books on it that is important.


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