decorate verb

1 make sth attractive

ADV. beautifully, elaborately, elegantly, gaily, intricately, lavishly, ornately, richly The room was lavishly decorated with tinsel and holly.

PREP. with Decorate the cake with raspberries and whipped cream.

2 with paint/wallpaper

ADV. nicely, pleasantly, tastefully The bedrooms are tastefully decorated.

PREP. in The room is decorated in pale blues and greens.

3 give sb a medal

PREP. for He was decorated for bravery.

PHRASES highly decorated the most highly decorated unit in the British Army