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Decorate vs. Adorn

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Decorateverb

(transitive) To furnish with decorations.

‘We decorated the Christmas tree with tinsel and baubles.’;

Adornverb

To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.

‘a man adorned with noble statuary and columns’; ‘a character adorned with every Christian grace’; ‘a gallery of paintings was adorned with the works of some of the great masters’;

Decorateverb

(transitive) To improve the appearance of an interior of, as a house, room, or office.

‘There's some paint left over from when we decorated the guest bedroom.’;

Adornnoun

(obsolete) adornment

Decorateverb

(intransitive) To decorate an interior space, as a house, room, or office.

‘People tend to decorate for the holidays or special events.’;

Adornadjective

(obsolete) adorned; ornate

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Decorateverb

(transitive) To honor by providing a medal, ribbon, or other adornment.

‘He was a decorated soldier who served in three wars.’;

Adornverb

To deck or dress with ornaments; to embellish; to set off to advantage; to render pleasing or attractive.

‘As a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.’; ‘At church, with meek and unaffected grace,His looks adorned the venerable place.’;

Decorateverb

To extend a method, etc. by attaching some further code item.

‘It makes sure that the field name argument is not empty, and that the field specified there is an actual existing field in the class which declares the method decorated with this attribute.’;

Adornnoun

Adornment.

Decorateverb

To deck with that which is becoming, ornamental, or honorary; to adorn; to beautify; to embellish; as, to decorate the person; to decorate an edifice; to decorate a lawn with flowers; to decorate the mind with moral beauties; to decorate a hero with honors.

‘Her fat neck was ornamented with jewels, rich bracelets decorated her arms.’;

Adornadjective

Adorned; decorated.

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Decorateverb

make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.;

‘Decorate the room for the party’; ‘beautify yourself for the special day’;

Adornverb

make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.;

‘Decorate the room for the party’; ‘beautify yourself for the special day’;

Decorateverb

be beautiful to look at;

‘Flowers adorned the tables everywhere’;

Adornverb

be beautiful to look at;

‘Flowers adorned the tables everywhere’;

Decorateverb

award a mark of honor, as a medal, to

Adornverb

furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

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Decorateverb

provide with decoration;

‘dress the windows’;

Adornverb

make more beautiful or attractive

‘pictures and prints adorned his walls’;

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