动词过去式:decorated 过去分词:decorated 现在分词:decorating 第三人称单数:decorates
/'dekəreɪt; `dɛkə,ret/ v
1 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sth (with sth) make sth (more) beautiful by adding ornaments to it 装饰某事物
*Bright posters decorate the streets. 鲜艳的广告招贴画点缀着街道.
* The building was decorated with flags. 这座建筑物有旗子作装饰.
* decorate a Christmas tree with coloured lights 用彩色灯装饰圣诞树.
2 [I, Tn] put paint, plaster, wallpaper, etc on (a room, house, etc) 在（房屋等）上添加漆、泥灰、壁纸等
*We're decorating (the kitchen) again this summer. 今年夏天我们又要修饰厨房.
3 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb (for sth) give a medal or some other award to sb 授予某人奖章或其他奖状
*Several soldiers were decorated for bravery. 有几名士兵因英勇而获奖章.
1500-1600; Language: Latin;Origin:
decoratus, past participle of decorare 'to decorate'
, from decus 'honour, decoration'
] [I and T]BrE
to paint the inside of a room, put special paper on the walls etc The bathroom is decorated in green and yellow. We plan to spend the weekend decorating.Christmas tree
, star [T]
to make something look more attractive by putting something pretty on it Children's pictures decorated the walls of the classroom.decorate sth with sth an old-fashioned dress decorated with ribbons and lace [T]
to give someone a medal
as an official sign of honourdecorate sb for sth soldiers decorated for bravery>decoratingn[U]