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 for Decorating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decorate \Dec"o*rate\ (d[e^]k"[-o]*r[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Decorated (d[e^]k"[-o]*r[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Decorating (d[e^]k"[-o]*r[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [L. decoratus, p.
     p. of decorare, fr. decus ornament; akin to decere to be
     becoming. See Decent.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Her fat neck was ornamented with jewels, rich bracelets
           decorated her arms.                      --Thackeray.
  
     Syn: To adorn; embellish; ornament; beautify; grace. See
          Adorn.
          [1913 Webster]
  
     Decorated style (Arch.), a name given by some writers to
        the perfected English Gothic architecture; it may be
        considered as having flourished from about a. d. 1300 to
        a. d. 1375.
        [1913 Webster]

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