Meaning of "decorate" in Essential American English Dictionary

decorate

verb us /ˈdek·əˌreɪt/ present participle decorating, past tense and past participle decorated

B1 to make something look more attractive by putting things on it:

They decorated / the room with balloons for her party.

to put paint or paper on the walls of a room or building:

The whole house needs decorating.

(Definition of “decorate” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)