The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Decorate \Dec"o*rate\ (d[e^]k"[-o]*r[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Decorated (d[e^]k"[-o]*r[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
Decorating (d[e^]k"[-o]*r[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [L. decoratus, p.
p. of decorare, fr. decus ornament; akin to decere to be
becoming. See Decent.]
To deck with that which is becoming, ornamental, or honorary;
to adorn; to beautify; to embellish; as, to decorate the
person; to decorate an edifice; to decorate a lawn with
flowers; to decorate the mind with moral beauties; to
decorate a hero with honors.
Her fat neck was ornamented with jewels, rich bracelets
decorated her arms. --Thackeray.
Syn: To adorn; embellish; ornament; beautify; grace. See
Decorated style (Arch.), a name given by some writers to
the perfected English Gothic architecture; it may be
considered as having flourished from about a. d. 1300 to
a. d. 1375.