Definition for DEC'O-RATE

DEC'O-RATE, v.t. [L. decoro, from decus, decor, comeliness, grace. See Decency.]

  1. To adorn; to beautify; to embellish; used of external ornaments or apparel; as, to decorate the person; to decorate an edifice; to decorate a lawn with flowers.
  2. To adorn with internal grace or beauty; to render lovely; as, to decorate the mind with virtue.
  3. To adorn or beautify with any thing agreeable; to embellish: as, to decorate a hero with honors, or a lady with accomplishments.

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