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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DECORATE

If people wished to decorate, they would decorate, and if they didn't, they wouldn't.

But for the sake of peace and harmony he was willing to decorate all round.

It was to set apart a day to decorate the graves of the Union dead.

The work of my hands is visible; with it I am going to decorate your table.

But those antlers—I promised to decorate my room with those, Max!

There were many others, enough to decorate the road for miles in both directions.

Decorate a greased mould with raisins, and pour the mixture into the mould.

Decorate with chopped pistachios and hundreds and thousands.

Decorate with sprigs of endive, placing a large tuft at the top.

Decorate it with endive, and put a border of aspic jelly round it.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin decoratus, past participle of decorare "to decorate, adorn, embellish, beautify," from decus (genitive decoris) "an ornament," from PIE root *dek- "to receive, be suitable" (see decent). Related: Decorated; decorating.

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