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decorate (someone) for (something)

To honor with an award for a special accomplishment or achievement, often one linked to heroism. The soldier who rescued his entire platoon was decorated for his valor in a ceremony earlier today.
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decorate (something) with (something)

To embellish something by adding adornments to it, often for a particular occasion. I decorated the room with crepe paper and balloons for the birthday party. My little niece adorably decorated her card to me with lots of stickers.
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decorate someone for something

to award someone a medal or ribbon for doing something important or brave. The town decorated her for her heroic act. She was decorated for her heroism.
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decorate something with something

to adorn or ornament something with something. I will decorate the cake with roses made of sugar. Can I decorate your car with streamers for the parade?
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Those interested in volunteering to decorate can sign up online at the city's Web site, cityofpalmdale.
households that decorate their home for different holidays.
Cool, then frost top with orange icing and decorate with a candy face.
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IMD also boasts lower scrap rates, ability to mold and decorate in one location, and improved recyclability.
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Company also offers turnkey hot-stamping systems, foil, and equipment to decorate various types of substrates and configurations.
This year the majority of American households will decorate their homes for Halloween, according to a new research study of the decorating market from Unity Marketing.
The majority of Halloween decorators decorate both in and outside the home, including lights, flags and banners, and florals, plants and wreaths.
First, when it wasn't good enough to simply decorate, the 23-year Rose Parade float veteran took welding classes with two friends in the early 1990s so they could build their own float - from the bottom up - for the city of Burbank.
Roll-on presses include a vertical press that can hold up to a 12-in, roller with the ability to decorate 360[degrees] on cylindrical parts in one step.
People decorate for the holidays to get them in the mood for a happy, memorable celebration.