decorate etymology

English word decorate comes from Proto-Indo-European *déḱos (That which is proper.)

Detailed word origin of decorate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*déḱos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) That which is proper.
*dekos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Dignity.
decus Latin (lat) (in plural) deeds of honor, honorable achievements. Grace, splendor, ornament, beauty. Honor, distinction, glory. Pride, dignity.
decoro Latin (lat) I decorate, adorn, embellish, grace, beautify. I honour.
decoratus Latin (lat)
decorate English (eng) (computing, transitive) (In some programming languages) To extend a method, etc. by attaching some further code item.. (transitive) To award a medal to.. (transitive) To furnish with decorations.. (transitive) To improve the appearance of an interior of a house, room, office and so forth.

Words with the same origin as decorate

Descendants of *déḱos
decor decorator