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dec·o·rate

 (dĕk′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. dec·o·rat·ed, dec·o·rat·ing, dec·o·rates
1. To furnish, provide, or adorn with something ornamental; embellish.
2. To confer a medal or other honor on: was decorated for bravery.

[From Middle English decorat, made beautiful, from Latin decorātus, past participle of decorāre, to beautify, from decus, decor-, honor, ornament; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]

decorating

(ˈdɛkəˌreɪtɪŋ)
n
(Crafts) the painting or wallpapering of a room, house, etc
Translations

decorating

[ˈdekəreɪtɪŋ] N I got someone in to do the decoratingtraje a una persona para que pintara/empapelara la casa
interior decoratingdecoración f de interiores, interiorismo m

decorating

[ˈdɛkəreɪtɪŋ] n (= painting and papering) → peinture f et tapisserie f
I did a lot of the decorating myself → J'ai fait une grande partie de la peinture et de la tapisserie moi-même.

decorating

nTapezieren nt; (= painting)Streichen nt

decorating

[ˈdɛkəˌreɪtɪŋ] n to do some decoratingmettere la carta da parati (e pitturare)
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Indeed, the maidens of the island were passionately fond of flowers, and never wearied of decorating their persons with them; a lovely trait in their character, and one that ere long will be more fully alluded to.
Some private individual -- a Pentagon whose name is variously reported -- having casually discovered the constituents of the simpler colours and a rudimentary method of painting, is said to have begun decorating first his house, then his slaves, then his Father, his Sons, and Grandsons, lastly himself.
Franklin sent to London for the materials; mixed them up, with accompaniment of a smell which made the very dogs sneeze when they came into the room; put an apron and a bib over Miss Rachel's gown, and set her to work decorating her own little sitting-room--called, for want of English to name it in, her "boudoir.
as some of them said downstairs), could never fail of producing the right effect on Miss Rachel--backed up, too, as it was, by the decorating work every day on the door.
They returned to their decorating work on the door, and seemed to be as good friends as ever.
Indeed, I recognised it as being of a Parisian design as yet little known in England; while on the tops of the stockings I laughingly suspected a border designed by a certain eccentric artist, who devotes his strange gifts to decorating with fascinating miniatures the under-world of woman.
The industry has generated employment for many, including those involved in decorating these vehicles, from body-making to artists.
uk, found more than half (55 per cent) of Brits say they have a room in their house that currently needs decorating, while one in four Brits admit to constantly decorating their home.
uk, found more than half (55%) of Brits say they have a room in their house that currently needs decorating, while one in four Brits admit to decorating their home constantly.
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Sensational Buttercream Decorating: 50 Projects for Luscious Cakes, Mini-Cakes & Cupcakes provides a range of decorating projects, all based on buttercream's versatility and smoothness, and shares years of the author's professional decorating experience in a fine collection of ideas.
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