- (archaic) To dress, clothe
- 1913, Perceval Gibbon, The Second Class Passenger:
- Shift and bedeck and bedrape her as they might, she was yet the Burdock; her lights would run down the Channel with no new consciousness in their stare, and there was work and peril for men aboard of her as of old.
- 1910, Grace MacGowan Cooke, The Power and the Glory:
- We moderns bedeck and bedrape us in all sorts of meretricious togas, till a pair of fine eyes and a dashing manner pass for beauty; but when life tries the metal--when nature applies her inevitable test--the degenerate or neurotic type goes to the wall."