|Origin:||decoratus, past participle of decorare 'to decorate', from decus 'honour, decoration'|
1 [intransitive and transitive] British English
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.
to make something look more attractive by putting something pretty on it:
Children's pictures decorated the walls of the classroom.
decorate something with something
an old-fashioned dress decorated with ribbons and lace
to give someone a medal as an official sign of honour
—decorating noun [uncountable]