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Definition 1: put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive - [verb of body]

Samples where dress up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera
  • The young girls were all fancied up for the party

Synonyms for dress up in the sense of this definition

(dress up is a kind of ...) put on clothes

"we had to dress quickly" "dress the patient" "Can the child dress by herself?"

(... is a kind of dress up ) dress or groom with elaborate care

"She likes to dress when going to the opera"

(... is a kind of dress up ) dress up showily

"He pranked himself out in his best clothes"

(... is a kind of dress up ) dress up in a cheap and provocative way

(... is a kind of dress up ) adorn with a robe

(... is a kind of dress up ) dress up garishly and tastelessly

(dress up has a similar meaning as ...) dress in a certain manner

"She dresses in the latest Paris fashion" "he dressed up in a suit and tie"

(dress up has a similar meaning as ...) dress in a costume

"We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"

Definition 2: dress in a costume - [verb of body]

Samples where dress up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins

Synonyms for dress up in the sense of this definition

(dress up is a kind of ...) provide with clothes or put clothes on

"Parents must feed and dress their child"

(dress up has a similar meaning as ...) put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

"She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera" "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"

Definition 3: dress in a certain manner - [verb of body]

Samples where dress up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She dresses in the latest Paris fashion
  • he dressed up in a suit and tie

Synonyms for dress up in the sense of this definition

(dress up has a similar meaning as ...) put on clothes

"we had to dress quickly" "dress the patient" "Can the child dress by herself?"

(... is a kind of dress up ) clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments

(dress up has a similar meaning as ...) put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

"She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera" "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"

Definition 4: make something appear superficially attractive - [verb of change]

Samples where dress up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data
  • Don't try to dress up the unpleasant truth

Synonyms for dress up in the sense of this definition

(dress up is a kind of ...) make more beautiful

Definition 5: put a caparison on - [verb of creation]

Samples where dress up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • caparison the horses for the festive occasion

Synonyms for dress up in the sense of this definition

(dress up is a kind of ...) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

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