dress up

Definitions of dress up
  1. verb
    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
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    Antonyms:
    dress down, underdress
    dress informally and casually
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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
  2. verb
    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
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    type of:
    apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog
    provide with clothes or put clothes on
  3. verb
    put a caparison on
    synonyms: bard, barde, caparison
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    type of:
    adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament
    make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
  4. verb
    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
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    types:
    vest
    clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments
    type of:
    dress, get dressed
    put on clothes
  5. verb
    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
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    type of:
    beautify, embellish, fancify, prettify
    make more beautiful
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