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decorate

verb
 
 
/ˈdekəreɪt/
MAKE ATTRACTIVE [T] B1 to make something look more attractive by putting things on it or around it: They decorated the room with balloons for her party.Decorating or making something attractiveInterior decoration
PAINT [I, T] B1 UK to put paint or paper on the walls or other surfaces of a room or building: The whole house needs decorating.Decorating or making something attractiveInterior decoration
be decorated to be given a medal (= small, metal disc) as official respect for military action: He was decorated for bravery.Military training and ceremonies
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