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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.
The Agoura Hills home of Steve and Mary Radenbaugh will be decorated in the theme of ``Christmas in Tuscany.
To introduce the company's new line of Pooh decorated cookie gift arrangements, CBD/CB is conducting an online Pooh trivia sweepstakes to test your Pooh IQ during the month of April.
It consists of a long-glass/polyurethane composite decorated in the mold with a preformed film insert.
Caplan, 49, first started decorating so passers-by could view his home on Oxnard Street before heading up to Candy Cane Lane, a group of lavishly decorated homes and yards along Lubao, Jumilla, Oakdale and Penfield avenues between Oxnard and Martha streets.
These are everyday snacks decorated to use as goofy Halloween treats (an eyeball tart topped with a kiwi slice and then a cherry and finished off with a pull 'n' peel black lace candy for eyelashes; or angry eyebrows on cookies made by icing thin pretzel sticks, then rolling them in black-tinted coconut).
On Earth Day, April 22, Ralphs will pack customers' groceries in the decorated bags, sending the students' messages and art across the city.
DECORATING TAKES THE CAKE: Do you have a fabulous, innovative, decorated cake creation to share?
The Y2K Bug measures 17 feet high and is decorated in mums, strawflower, roses and various other materials.
Rather than perusing the categories, she homed in on particular items she hoped to find on the site: a collection of decorated ladies' hankies for $8, an unframed floral needlepoint for $4, old records for a few dollars apiece.
An entire apartment building decorated with more than 15,000 lights, lawn and window decorations.
IMD is used for many products that were traditionally decorated by hot stamping, heat transfers, pad printing, direct printing, or pressure-sensitive labels.
For tasty pick-up sweets for the kids, offer an array of decorated Sugar Cookies and Rice Cereal Treats with colorful designs as shown here.
The simplest cakes can be baked in a flat (9x13-inch) baking pan, then decorated with writing, piped flowers and various shapes, notes Anna Von Marburg in her recently released book ``Happy Birthday: 22 Spectacularly Easy Birthday Cakes'' (Allen & Unwin; $14.