Synonyms of 'decorate'
in the sense of embellish
to make (something) more attractive by adding decorations
The boat was embellished with red and blue carvings.
in the sense of embroider
to do decorative needlework on (a piece of cloth or a garment)
I had a pillow with my name embroidered on it.
in the sense of festoon
to drape with decorations
The temples are festooned with lights.
in the sense of furbish
to brighten up or renovate
in the sense of garnish
to decorate (food) with something to add to its appearance or flavour
She had prepared the vegetables and was garnishing the roast.
in the sense of grace
to decorate or make more attractive
the beautiful old Welsh dresser that graced this homely room
in the sense of ornament
to decorate or adorn
The Egyptians ornamented their mirrors with carved handles of ivory, gold, or wood.
in the sense of paint
to coat (a surface) with paint
They painted the walls yellow.
in the sense of paper
to cover (walls) with wallpaper
We have papered this room in grey.
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Thesaurus for decorate from the Collins English Thesaurus