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.