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decorateverb

uk   /ˈdek.ə.reɪt/ us   /ˈdek.ər.eɪt/
  • decorate verb (MAKE ATTRACTIVE)

B1 [T] to add something to an object or place, especially in order to make it more attractive: They decorated the wedding car with ribbons and flowers.
B1 [I or T] mainly UK US usually redecorate to paint the inside or outside of a house or put paper on the inside walls: We're going to decorate the kitchen next week. I hate the smell of paint when I'm decorating.

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"decorate" in American English

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decorateverb [T]

us   /ˈdek·əˌreɪt/
  • decorate verb [T] (MAKE ATTRACTIVE)

to add something to an object or place, esp. to make it more attractive: They decorated the table with flowers and candles.
  • decorate verb [T] (HONOR)

to reward or honor a person by giving him or her a medal, badge, etc.: All four firefighters were decorated for bravery.
(Definition of decorate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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