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Definition 1: dress or groom with elaborate care - [verb of body]

Samples where preen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She likes to dress when going to the opera

Synonyms for preen in the sense of this definition

(preen is a kind of ...) 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"

(preen has a similar meaning as ...) put on clothes

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

Definition 2: pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for preen in the sense of this definition

(preen is a kind of ...) dwell on with satisfaction

Definition 3: clean with one's bill - [verb of contact]

Samples where preen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The birds preened

Synonyms for preen in the sense of this definition

(preen is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(preen is a kind of ...) make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

"Clean the stove!" "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

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