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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dec·o·rate /ˈdɛkəˌret/

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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.;
           "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself
           for the special day" [syn: adorn, grace, ornament,
            embellish, beautify]
      2: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables
         everywhere" [syn: deck, adorn, grace, embellish, beautify]
      3: award a mark of honor, as a medal, to
      4: provide with decoration; "dress the windows" [syn: dress]