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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.]
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decorating

(ˈdɛkəˌreɪtɪŋ)
n
(Crafts) the painting or wallpapering of a room, house, etc
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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
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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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

decorating

nTapezieren nt; (= painting)Streichen nt
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decorating

[ˈdɛkəˌreɪtɪŋ] n to do some decoratingmettere la carta da parati (e pitturare)
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References in classic literature ?
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." They began with the inside of the door.
(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.
DECORATING firms could be hiring workers from overseas in less than 20 years time because of a ``manpower crisis'' facing the industry, a new report warned yest erday.
So when it comes to decorating, it's not just a matter of style, color and design anymore.
The husband-and-wife team behind Decorating Den is on a mission: to wallpaper, carpet and upholster middle America.
Green, 41, became interested in the Decorating Den, an interior-decorating franchise, after attending a small business seminar in May.
People belonging to every walk of life, especially youngsters seem busy decorating their houses and vehicles with national flags as the nation starts preparations to celebrate its independence, won in 1947.
Schools in the metropolis have made special arrangements to celebrate the independence day, besides decorating school buildings, and children are being prepared for special programmes on the occasion.