One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the cottage was decked with red, white, and blue bunting’
decorate, bedeck, adorn, ornament, trim, trick out, garnish, cover, hang, festoon, garland, swathe, wreathe
embellish, beautify, prettify, enhance, grace, set off
informal get up, do up, do out, tart up
literary bejewel, bedizen, caparison, furbelow
2‘Ingrid was decked out in her Sunday best’
dress up, dress, clothe, attire, array, garb, robe, drape, accoutre, turn out, fit out, rig out, trick out, trick up, outfit, costume
informal doll up, get up, do up, tog up, tart up
archaic apparel, bedizen, caparison, invest, habit, trap out
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