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Synonyms for decorate
ˈdɛk əˌreɪtdec·o·rate

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautifyverb

    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, beautifyverb

    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. decorateverb

    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, decorateverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. decorateverb

    Synonyms:
    adorn, deck, ornament, embellish, beautify

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. decorateverb

    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. Amy Beck:

    Some people do not want to spend $ 200 on a small six-inch cake, but what people need to understand is that all the same processes go into a small cake that go into a large cake. You still have to bake, stack... make all the decorations, decorate the cake, put [ it ] on a presentation board, put it into a box and get it ready.

  2. Damie Brenholtz:

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

  3. Dolly Parton:

    I got them to cover scars or things, if I have to get a scar for any reason, I never can kind of get rid of that purple look. So I thought,' Well, I'm going to kind of decorate these with some flowers or little butterflies or whatever.'.

  4. Christian Tom:

    Pride logo. A Biden campaign director told The Verge, Animal Crossingis a dynamic, diverse, and powerful platform that brings communities together from across the world. The Verge is an exciting new opportunity for our campaign to engage and connect Biden-Harris supporters as they build and decorate their islands. CNNS DON LEMON PRAISES BIDEN AFTER URGING HIM TO CONDEMN RIOTS : HE PUT TRUMP ON HIS HEELS As we enter the final campaign stretch towards November, this is one way we are finding new creative and innovative ways to meet voters where they are and bring our supporters together.

  5. Zin Eddine Dadach:

    Don’t remove stones from foundation to build walls and decorate windows


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