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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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At two Harding's Markets in Michigan, decorated cakes are particularly strong, accounting for 30% to 35% of bakery sales.
It consists of a long-glass/polyurethane composite decorated in the mold with a preformed film insert.
IMD is used for many products that were traditionally decorated by hot stamping, heat transfers, pad printing, direct printing, or pressure-sensitive labels.