Meaning of "decorate" in Essential American English Dictionary


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)