decorating

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Decorate \Dec"o*rate\ (d[e^]k"[-o]*r[=a]t), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Decorated} (d[e^]k"[-o]*r[=a]'t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Decorating} (d[e^]k"[-o]*r[=a]'t[i^]ng).] [L. decoratus, p. p. of decorare, fr. decus ornament; akin to decere to be becoming. See {Decent}.] 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.

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