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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dec·o·rate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decorated p. pr. & vb. n. Decorating ]  To deck with that which is becoming, ornamental, or honorary; to adorn; to beautify; to embellish; as, to decorate the person; to decorate an edifice; to decorate a lawn with flowers; to decorate the mind with moral beauties; to decorate a hero with honors.
    Her fat neck was ornamented with jewels, rich bracelets decorated her arms.   --Thackeray.
 Syn: -- To adorn; embellish; ornament; beautify; grace. See Adorn.
 Decorated style Arch., a name given by some writers to the perfected English Gothic architecture; it may be considered as having flourished from about a. d. 1300 to a. d. 1375.