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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DECORATING

Silently she assisted in decorating the victim for the sacrifice.

“I hate this decorating business,” Steve said in final condemnation.

I suppose it is up to us to do the agreeable this year, also the decorating.

I'm doing the decorating and acting as sort of assistant director of the affair.

To the next Doge, Domenico Selvo, fell the task of decorating it.

She looked away at Giovanelli, who was decorating himself with his almond blossom.

Artists sent to all parts of the world to do every sort of decorating and painting.

People sit less in their rooms, so spend less on decorating them.

For Chios was wealthy, and could lavish money as he pleased in decorating his studio.

The rival factions had vied with each other in decorating 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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DECORATING

painting

nounthe act of applying paint
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