Meaning of DECORATE in English

DECORATE

verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

decorate a cake

We decorated the cake with strawberries and cream.

decorate a house (= put paint or wallpaper on the inside walls of a house )

If we’re going to decorate the house, let’s get professionals in.

painting and decorating British English

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

bedroom

Other days were spent in cleaning and decorating the bedroom where she would receive her bridegroom.

bravery

He had already been decorated for bravery .

flower

It is to be finished by Friday, so that the girls can decorate it with flowers .

Sometimes the streets are decorated with flower petals, although this custom is dying out.

Other suggestions were wholesome, home-cooked meals or decorating the home with flowers and plants.

You should then decide which area of parcel is going to be decorated with the pressed flowers and foliage.

Many villagers take part, and the place is decorated with flowers and branches.

An altar to the side had been decorated with flowers and large candles now lit up John's photograph.

home

Other suggestions were wholesome, home-cooked meals or decorating the home with flowers and plants.

She is a petite, trim widow of 73 who dresses stylishly and lives in a beautifully decorated Longwood home .

But John and Veronica Saunders still make time to decorate their home from top to toe.

It's only once all these preparations have been done that the family concentrate on decorating their own home .

house

However, what we've noticed is how much more expensive it is to decorate an older house .

Time to get out the tree, the ornaments, the special gift baskets and the ceramic figurines to decorate the house .

People living within walking distance of the track decorate their houses for the family cookout with checkered flags and banners.

He had given his undivided attention to decorating his house for more than a week.

It all began about 15 years ago when Pat Jackson got into the spirit and decided to decorate her house .

office

Perhaps he should have tried flogging them some more marble to decorate their office .

painting

The long, low church is decorated by paintings all over the exterior and interior walls, openings and window frames.

The tombs are rock hewn chambers, many beautifully decorated by wall paintings in rich colours.

The downstairs restaurant where breakfast is served, has walls decorated with paintings of people dressed in traditional local costumes.

room

His cousin David Hicks had decorated the room in dove grey and gold.

In their newly decorated dining room , alive with rich, warm reds, the grand repast consisted of three meager chops.

People think I put it there as a piece of pop art to decorate the room .

What kind of boy, Pumfrey marvelled, would choose a picture like that to decorate his room ?

Among the more unusual jobs Amelia took on at the airfield was decorating the public rooms .

Male speaker We'd just finished decorating the room .

Encourage children to pick out their own clothes, to decorate their own rooms , and to choose their own activities.

style

The room is furnished and decorated in period style .

Plus, Marsh said, it is a material that works with many kinds of decorating styles .

To give a harmonious look to the room, the living and dining areas have been decorated in the same style .

No. 7 Charlotte Square has been furnished and decorated in the style of the eighteenth century.

The spacious bedrooms are decorated in rustic style and all have a private bathroom, balcony, radio and telephone.

The quiet, comfortable rooms are beautifully decorated to an individual style and all have private bathroom, television &038; radio.

table

Dimity's knitting had been hastily put aside when she answered the door, and decorated a low table near the fire.

They spent as much time decorating the table as they did making the food.

tree

Put a slightly dangerous, do-it-yourself toy under the tree these days and you can decorate said tree with lawsuits.

When we finished decorating the tree , we stuck all the prezzies underneath and Annie told me what she reckoned they was.

The center is decorated with a tinsel tree .

wall

Stone bands were also used to decorate the walls and arches.

Cardboard pilgrims, turkeys and pumpkins decorate the walls .

The room is tidy, a few pictures decorate the walls .

The tombs are rock hewn chambers, many beautifully decorated by wall paintings in rich colours.

The walls are decorated with black wall hangings and tapestries depicting skeletal forms rising from crude graves.

■ VERB

paint

Changing career to change your life Access to Painting and Decorating Short cut to painting and decorating job opportunities.

The whole of Rome seems to have been built, painted , and decorated by one man; that was Michelangelo.

use

Stone bands were also used to decorate the walls and arches.

Thus the techniques used to manufacture and decorate an object are indicative of its authenticity.

For example, the photograph on the previous page shows how pressed flower designs can be used to decorate photograph frames.

Alternatively, you could press some similar flowers in the same colourings and use those to decorate the picture.

Pressed flowers can be used to decorate many other stationery ideas besides the ones shown here.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

gaily coloured/painted/decorated etc

Above me, the gaily painted signs of the taverns and food shops creaked in the wind and mocked my hunger.

It took up half a block of Tollemarche Avenue and was gaily painted in red and white.

The gaily painted striped poles of the merry-go-round figure in almost every work.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Mum had the whole house decorated before she moved in.

Sliced kiwi fruit may be used to decorate the dessert.

The children always enjoy decorating the Christmas tree.

They've just finished decorating the kitchen.

Tom had decorated his room with a series of photos of Naples.

We spent all weekend decorating.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Among the plastic rats, fluffy animals and copies of the Sun decorating the desks was at least one Labour red rose.

Encourage children to pick out their own clothes, to decorate their own rooms, and to choose their own activities.

He even brought copper and brass items to decorate the place.

It is easy to cut and handle and can be decorated with paper or textured paint.

Sometimes the streets are decorated with flower petals, although this custom is dying out.

The long, low church is decorated by paintings all over the exterior and interior walls, openings and window frames.

They decorated the place with hanging plants and printed fabrics stretched over wooden frames.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.