dress up

DEFINITIONS OF: dress up

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v put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

“She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera”
Synonyms:
attire, deck out, deck up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up
dress
dress in a certain manner
costume
dress in a costume
Antonyms:
dress down, underdress
dress informally and casually
Types:
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dress, plume, preen, primp
dress or groom with elaborate care
prank
dress up showily
tart up
dress up in a cheap and provocative way
enrobe
adorn with a robe
bedizen, dizen
dress up garishly and tastelessly
Type of:
dress, get dressed
put on clothes

v dress in a costume

“We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins”
Synonyms:
costume
attire, deck out, deck up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up
put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
Type of:
apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog
provide with clothes or put clothes on

v put a caparison on

Synonyms:
bard, barde, caparison
Type of:
adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

v dress in a certain manner

Synonyms:
dress
attire, deck out, deck up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up
put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
dress, get dressed
put on clothes
Types:
vest
clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments
Type of:
dress, get dressed
put on clothes

v make something appear superficially attractive

“The researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data”
“Don't try to dress up the unpleasant truth”
Synonyms:
window-dress
Type of:
beautify, embellish, fancify, prettify
make more beautiful
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