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English definition of “decorate”

decorate

verb [T] (HONOUR)    /ˈdek.ə.reɪt/
to reward or honour a person by giving them something, especially a medal : They were decorated for their part in the rescue .Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
(Definition of decorate verb (HONOUR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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