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Synonyms of decorate in English:


  • 1 the door was decorated with a lion's head knocker
  • 2 a house painter called to decorate his home
    paint, wallpaper, paper, furbish, smarten up;
    informaldo up, spruce up, do out, do over, fix up, tart up, give something a facelift, titivate
  • 3 he was decorated for courage on the battlefields
    give a medal to, pin a medal on, honour, confer an award on;
    cite, mention in dispatches, reward
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