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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Decorate


DEC'ORATE, verb transitive [Latin comeliness, grace.]

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.