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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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IMD also boasts lower scrap rates, ability to mold and decorate in one location, and improved recyclability.
Company also offers turnkey hot-stamping systems, foil, and equipment to decorate various types of substrates and configurations.
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.