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decorate
American English: /ˈdɛkəˌreɪt/
British English: /ˈdɛkəreɪt/

Translation of decorate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (room/house) (with paint)
    (with wallpaper)
    1.2
    (hat/Christmas tree)
    (cake)
    Example sentences
    • It was made out of exquisite gold, sculptures and ornaments decorating it.
    • Matched pairs of smaller tables and ornaments decorate each side, the objects on the left referring to the New Testament, and, to the right, the Old Testament.
    • Another attractive alternative is to decorate short lengths of board with old tiles.
  • 2 (award medal to) (usually passive) to decorate somebody (for something)
    condecorar a alguien (por algo)
    Example sentences
    • He was decorated with many medals, and he had all his weapons with him as well.
    • After the war Popov was decorated and awarded British citizenship.
    • He is a fine athlete and a Vietnam combat veteran who was decorated for bravery.

intransitive verb

  • (paint)
    (hang wallpaper)
    Example sentences
    • The hotel room was decorated with pale yellow wallpaper and white painted wooden decoration.
    • Kimmi dragged her stuff into a room that what was decorated with floral wallpaper.
    • The middle room is decorated with flowered wallpaper and has a high ceiling.

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