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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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The Home Decorating Company strives to deliver an exceptional online shopping experience, while providing the largest selection of top-quality products for the home.
For this easy DIY Easter eggs decorating idea, all you need are eggs and some colored, metallic, patterned or fancy tapes.
I've been without fail decorating my car for the past five years in celebration of the anniversary, worst case scenario the decorations would cost me Dh600, this year's budget is within those limits as well," said Ahlam Abdallah a 25-year-old UAE national and Customer Services agent in Dubai Customs.
One of the first European operations to invest in the Digital Decorating System was Digitalpack of Portugal - which is using it for decorating pails rather than tubes.
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She has over twenty years experience in interior decorating.
Bridges demystifies the experience of interior decorating, making it seem affordable, accessible and fun.
Installers are just as critical, and American Decorating Centers uses those nationally certified by HunterDouglas.
They decorate the living room and kitchen most, with the majority doing the decorating themselves.
Well before Christians began wassailing and firing up the yule log, before medieval Europeans used fir trees with apples hung on their boughs to stage morality plays on December 24, ancient people celebrated the winter solstice the rebirth of the sun at its lowest ebb - by decorating trees.
the decorating station was moved from the backroom prep area about eight years ago, and this has proved successful on two counts.
As the holidays approach, our time for decorating will swiftly disappear.
An all-female group of painting and decorating students from New College Durham, plus their female lecturer, undertook a painting and decorating project at nearby Beamish Museum.
com)-- The Home Decorating Company, a leading retailer in home and bedroom decor, has announced a special sale that will take place this weekend only.
Any who have attempted cake baking and decorating as well as newcomers to the entire process will find PICTURE YOURSELF DECORATING CAKES an outstanding acquisition, pairing cake recipes with decorating tips and methods for producing the best cake.