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From Latin decoratus, past participle of decorare (“to adorn, distinguish, honor”), from decus (“ornament, grace, dignity, honor”), akin to decor (“elegance, grace, beauty, ornament”), from decet (“adorn, befit”).
- (transitive) To furnish with decorations.
- We decorated the Christmas tree with tinsel and baubles.
- (transitive) To improve the appearance of an interior of, as a house, room, or office.
- There's some paint left over from when we decorated the guest bedroom.
- (intransitive) To decorate an interior space, as a house, room, or office.
- People tend to decorate for the holidays or special events.
- (transitive) To honor by providing a medal, ribbon, or other adornment.
- He was a decorated soldier who served in three wars.
- (programming, transitive) To extend a method, etc. by attaching some further code item.
- It makes sure that the field name argument is not empty, and that the field specified there is an actual existing field in the class which declares the method decorated with this attribute.
- See also Thesaurus:decorate
to furnish with decorations
to improve the appearance of a house, room, office and so forth
- decorate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- decorate at OneLook Dictionary Search