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To decorate with or as if with a raised design:
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  1. To decorate with or as if with a raised design:
  2. To decorate or cover with designs, patterns, etc. raised above the surface
  3. To carve, raise, or print (a design, etc.) so that it is raised above the surface; raise in relief
To lend beauty to:
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  1. To lend beauty to:
  2. To enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments:
  3. To be an ornament to; add beauty, splendor, or distinction to
To make or become beautiful.
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  1. To make or become beautiful.
  2. To become beautiful
To be an ornament to:
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  1. To be an ornament to:
  2. To furnish with ornaments:
  3. To furnish with ornaments or be an ornament to; decorate; beautify
To decorate or improve by adding detail; ornament; adorn
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  1. To decorate or improve by adding detail; ornament; adorn
  2. To improve (an account or report) by adding details, often of a fictitious or imaginary kind; touch up
  3. To add grace notes, syncopated accents, trills, etc. to (a melody)
To cover with decorations; adorn
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  1. To cover with decorations; adorn
  2. To adorn or ornament in a showy fashion.
To clothe with finery; adorn. Often used with out:
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  1. To clothe with finery; adorn. Often used with out:
  2. To clothe with finery
  3. (Sometimes with out) To dress (someone) up, to clothe with more than ordinary elegance
To decorate; adorn; embellish; trim
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  1. To decorate; adorn; embellish; trim
  2. To enhance in appearance by adding decorative touches; embellish:
  3. To decorate (food) with something that adds color or flavor
To decorate, especially by adding a border or contrasting element:
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  1. To decorate, especially by adding a border or contrasting element:
  2. To cut (something) down to the required size or shape
  3. (Obs.) To prepare; fit out; dress
To provide (what is needed or desired):
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  1. To provide (what is needed or desired):
  2. To provide something necessary or desired to; equip:
  3. To supply, provide, or equip with whatever is necessary or useful; esp., to put furniture into (a room, apartment, etc.)
To serve as a surface to be coated with paint:
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  1. To serve as a surface to be coated with paint:
  2. To apply medicine to; swab:
  3. To cover or decorate with paint; color
To become red in the face; redden or blush.
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  1. To become red in the face; redden or blush.
  2. To take on color.
  3. To give color to; impregnate or cover with color, as with paint, stain, or dye
To impart new vigor to; revive.
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  1. To impart new vigor to; revive.
  2. To restore to an earlier condition, as by repairing or remodeling.
  3. To renew; to revamp something to make it look new again.
To change the appearance of a place by renewing the decorative scheme
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  1. To change the appearance of a place by renewing the decorative scheme
  2. To change a decorative scheme.
  3. To renovate or change the colors, furnishings, decorations, etc. of (a house, room, office, etc.)
To brighten, freshen, or polish up again; renovate
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  1. To brighten, freshen, or polish up again; renovate
  2. To make clean, bright, or fresh again; renovate.
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  1. To add nutrients or fertilizer to the soil; to fertilize.
  2. To add vitamins, minerals, etc. to (bread, flour, etc.) so as to increase the nutritional value
  3. To add to the beauty or character of; adorn:
To make or become bright or brighter.
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  1. To make or become bright or brighter.
To make (something) seem more attractive or more valuable than it is
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  1. To make (something) seem more attractive or more valuable than it is
  2. To give an often deceptively attractive or improved appearance to.
  3. To coat with a gold color
To make or become shiny by rubbing; polish
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  1. To make or become shiny by rubbing; polish
  2. To rub with a tool that serves especially to smooth or polish.
To make greater, as in cost, value, attractiveness, etc.; heighten; augment
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  1. To make greater, as in cost, value, attractiveness, etc.; heighten; augment
  2. To improve or augment, especially in effectiveness, value, or attractiveness:
  3. To improve electronically the quality or clarity of (a photograph or other image) as by means of a computer
To form into a festoon or festoons
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  1. To form into a festoon or festoons
  2. To decorate or bedeck abundantly.
  3. To decorate with or as if with festoons; hang festoons on.
To give light to; light up
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  1. To give light to; light up
  2. To decorate (an initial letter or word) with designs, tracings, etc. of gold, silver, or bright colors
  3. To adorn (a page of a book, for example) with ornamental designs, images, or lettering in brilliant colors or precious metals.
To adorn or cause to sparkle by covering with or as if with spangles:
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  1. To adorn or cause to sparkle by covering with or as if with spangles:
  2. (Intransitive) To sparkle, flash or coruscate.
  3. To cover or decorate with spangles or other bright objects
To present in a favorable light.
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  1. To present in a favorable light.
  2. (Intransitive) To wear fancy dress.
  3. (Intransitive) To wear a costume.
(Informal, of a motor vehicle, etc.) To mod or customize an object, typically for the purposes of personalization and enhancing performance capabilities such as the ability to perform stunts.
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  1. (Informal, of a motor vehicle, etc.) To mod or customize an object, typically for the purposes of personalization and enhancing performance capabilities such as the ability to perform stunts.
  2. (Informal, of a person or thing) To dress or decorate in an especially fancy, elaborate, or excessive manner.
A group of people called into court at the same time for potential jury duty. From such a group the members of a jury or juries will be selected. A group of people called into court at the same time for potential jury duty. From such a group the members of a jury or juries will be selected. The members of such a group who are empaneled to be a jury. To empanel a jury for a trial. The list of empaneled jurors. To call out the names of the jurors as each is empaneled.
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  1. A group of people called into court at the same time for potential jury duty. From such a group the members of a jury or juries will be selected. A group of people called into court at the same time for potential jury duty. From such a group the members of a jury or juries will be selected. The members of such a group who are empaneled to be a jury. To empanel a jury for a trial. The list of empaneled jurors. To call out the names of the jurors as each is empaneled.
  2. To set out for display or use; place in an orderly arrangement:
  3. To dress, especially in fine clothes; adorn.
To inscribe (a prominent marking, such as a logo or heraldic symbol) on a surface:
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  1. To inscribe (a prominent marking, such as a logo or heraldic symbol) on a surface:
  2. To make resplendent with brilliant colors.
  3. To display brilliantly; decorate with bright colors
To state something in detail or add more details
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  1. To state something in detail or add more details
  2. To change (food or substances in the body) into compounds that can be assimilated, excreted, etc.
  3. To produce or compose (a substance, for example) from simpler elements.
(Now Rare) To brighten by rubbing or scouring; polish; burnish
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  1. (Now Rare) To brighten by rubbing or scouring; polish; burnish
  2. To brighten by cleaning or rubbing; polish.
  3. To restore to attractive or serviceable condition; renovate.
The hard, translucent substance covering the exposed portion of a tooth in mammals. Enamel is the hardest substance in the body, and consists mostly of calcium salts.
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  1. The hard, translucent substance covering the exposed portion of a tooth in mammals. Enamel is the hardest substance in the body, and consists mostly of calcium salts.
  2. To decorate in various colors, as if with enamel
  3. To coat, inlay, or decorate with enamel.
To become smooth or shiny by being rubbed:
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  1. To become smooth or shiny by being rubbed:
  2. To improve or refine (someone or someone's manners, appearance, etc.) as by removing crudeness or vulgarity
  3. To complete or embellish (a piece of writing, etc.); finish; perfect
To impart a smooth surface or appearance to, as with varnish
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  1. To impart a smooth surface or appearance to, as with varnish
  2. To cover with varnish; brush varnish on
  3. To give a smooth and glossy finish to.
To swing at and miss (a pitch, especially one out of the strike zone).
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  1. To swing at and miss (a pitch, especially one out of the strike zone).
  2. To cut (the thread of a screw).
  3. To follow quickly or persistently in order to catch or harm
To bring honor to; dignify
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  1. To bring honor to; dignify
  2. (Music) To add a grace note or notes to
  3. To give or add grace or graces to; decorate; adorn
To treat (a cut edge, esp. of a garment), as by pinking, serging, or binding, in order to prevent raveling
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  1. To treat (a cut edge, esp. of a garment), as by pinking, serging, or binding, in order to prevent raveling
  2. To consume all of; use up:
  3. To give final touches to; embellish or perfect
To cover or decorate with or as with jewels
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  1. To cover or decorate with or as with jewels
  2. To decorate or bedeck with jewels or gems.
To cover with or as with a crust, or hard coating
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  1. To cover with or as with a crust, or hard coating
  2. To decorate by inlaying or overlaying with a contrasting material:
  3. To decorate elaborately, esp. with gems
To embellish (an account or report); add fanciful details to; exaggerate
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  1. To embellish (an account or report); add fanciful details to; exaggerate
  2. To add embellishments or fanciful details to:
  3. To ornament (fabric) with a design using special decorative stitches
(Now Rare) To dress or decorate in a cheap, showy way
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  1. (Now Rare) To dress or decorate in a cheap, showy way
  2. To ornament or dress in a showy or gaudy manner.
To bring to perfection or completion:
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  1. To bring to perfection or completion:
  2. To make perfect or more nearly perfect according to a given standard, as by training
(Idiomatic) to prettify, to make pretty or prettier
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(Idiomatic) To refresh, revamp; to freshen or improve something, especially its appearance
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  1. (Idiomatic) To refresh, revamp; to freshen or improve something, especially its appearance
  2. (Idiomatic) To dress or arrange smartly, elegantly, and neatly
(Informal) To don fancy clothing; to dress up particularly in flattering or specially altered garments.
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  1. (Informal) To don fancy clothing; to dress up particularly in flattering or specially altered garments.
To lend beauty to:
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  1. To lend beauty to:
  2. To enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments:
  3. To be an ornament to; add beauty, splendor, or distinction to
To cover with decorations; adorn
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  1. To cover with decorations; adorn
  2. To adorn or ornament in a showy fashion.
(With out) To decorate (something).
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  1. (With out) To decorate (something).
  2. To cover with ornaments; adorn; trim
  3. (Sometimes with out) To dress (someone) up, to clothe with more than ordinary elegance
To wear clothes of a certain kind or style:
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  1. To wear clothes of a certain kind or style:
  2. To decorate or adorn:
  3. To dress in formal clothes
To improve (an account or report) by adding details, often of a fictitious or imaginary kind; touch up
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  1. To improve (an account or report) by adding details, often of a fictitious or imaginary kind; touch up
  2. To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality, to distort.
  3. To add grace notes, syncopated accents, trills, etc. to (a melody)
To decorate; adorn; embellish; trim
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  1. To decorate; adorn; embellish; trim
  2. To decorate (food) with something that adds color or flavor
  3. To enhance in appearance by adding decorative touches; embellish:
To be an ornament to:
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  1. To be an ornament to:
  2. To furnish with ornaments:
  3. To furnish with ornaments or be an ornament to; decorate; beautify
To decorate, especially by adding a border or contrasting element:
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  1. To decorate, especially by adding a border or contrasting element:
  2. To cut (something) down to the required size or shape
  3. (Obs.) To prepare; fit out; dress

Synonym Study

  • Bedeck emphasizes the addition of showy things bedecked with jewelry
  • To beautify is to lend beauty to, or heighten the beauty of to plant trees to beautify the neighborhood
  • Embellish suggests the addition of something highly ornamental or ostentatious for effect
  • Ornament is used with reference to accessories that enhance the appearance a crown ornamented with jewels
  • Adorn is used of that which adds to the beauty of something by gracing it with its own beauty roses adorned her hair
  • Decorate implies the addition of something to render attractive what would otherwise be plain or bare to decorate a wall with pictures
Find another word for decorate. In this page you can discover 58 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for decorate, like: emboss, adorn, beautify, ornament, embellish, bedeck, deck, garnish, trim, furnish and paint.