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1. decorate

verb. ['ˈdɛkɝˌeɪt'] make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc..

Synonyms

  • colour
  • bespangle
  • tinsel
  • barde
  • embellish
  • alter
  • gild the lily
  • illuminate
  • scallop
  • dress
  • bedight
  • adorn
  • applique
  • color
  • filet
  • blazon
  • prank
  • bejewel
  • bedizen
  • encrust
  • stick
  • festoon
  • fledge
  • illustrate
  • change
  • incrust
  • garnish
  • redecorate
  • beautify
  • enamel
  • landscape
  • vermiculate
  • begild
  • caparison
  • spangle
  • deck
  • foliate
  • inlay
  • trim
  • grace
  • braid
  • bedeck
  • emblazon
  • flight
  • bead
  • smock
  • lacquer
  • fringe
  • embroider
  • broider
  • engild
  • jewel
  • garland
  • pipe
  • stucco
  • wreathe
  • paint the lily
  • fret
  • panel
  • beset
  • ornament
  • hang
  • modify
  • gild
  • tart up
  • dress ship
  • dress up
  • fillet
  • flag

Antonyms

  • achromatic color
  • colorlessness
  • blacken
  • stay

Etymology

  • decoratus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Decorate

  • accelerate
  • adulterate
  • agglomerate
  • ameliorate
  • aspirate
  • cogenerate
  • collaborate
  • commemorate
  • commiserate
  • confederate
  • cooperate
  • cooperate
  • corroborate
  • decelerate
  • degenerate
  • deliberate
  • deteriorate
  • elaborate
  • emirate
  • enumerate

How do you pronounce decorate?

Pronounce decorate as ˈdɛkərˌeɪt.

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Sentences with decorate


1. Verb, base form
The students can draw a stem and decorate the rest of their paper.

Quotes about decorate


1. Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
- William Wordsworth

2. Why do we decorate the world with the ugliness of war when nature is so beautiful and kind?
- Debasish Mridha

3. Let us decorate the world with the pearls of a smile, diamonds of hope, and the rubies of love.
- Debasish Mridha

2. decorate

verb. ['ˈdɛkɝˌeɪt'] provide with decoration.

Synonyms

  • set up
  • dress

Antonyms

  • discolor
  • chromatic color
  • uncolored

Etymology

  • decoratus (Latin)

3. decorate

verb. ['ˈdɛkɝˌeɪt'] award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to.

Synonyms

  • honor
  • reward

Antonyms

  • whiten
  • colorless
  • uninterestingness

Etymology

  • decoratus (Latin)

4. decorate

verb. ['ˈdɛkɝˌeɪt'] be beautiful to look at.

Synonyms

  • deck
  • grace
  • embellish
  • ornament
  • adorn
  • beautify

Antonyms

  • black-and-white
  • unweave
  • worsen
  • uglify

Etymology

  • decoratus (Latin)
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