Synonyms of dress


1. dress, frock, woman's clothing

usage: a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

2. attire, garb, dress, clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment

usage: clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"

3. apparel, wearing apparel, dress, clothes, clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment

usage: clothing in general; "she was refined in her choice of apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store"; "fastidious about his dress"


1. dress, get dressed, change

usage: put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"

2. dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel, change state, turn

usage: provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"

3. dress, finish

usage: put a finish on; "dress the surface smooth"

4. dress, dress up, dress, get dressed

usage: dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie"

5. preen, primp, plume, dress, overdress, dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog out

usage: dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera"

6. dress, dress out, cook, fix, ready, make, prepare

usage: kill and prepare for market or consumption; "dress a turkey"

7. dress, line up, position

usage: arrange in ranks; "dress troops"

8. trim, garnish, dress, decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify

usage: decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

9. dress, decorate, arrange, set up

usage: provide with decoration; "dress the windows"

10. dress, put on, apply

usage: put a dressing on; "dress the salads"

11. snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back, thin out

usage: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"

12. dress, pare, trim

usage: cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width

13. dress, convert

usage: convert into leather; "dress the tanned skins"

14. dress, treat, care for

usage: apply a bandage or medication to; "dress the victim's wounds"

15. dress, groom, curry, fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify

usage: give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"

16. dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure, groom, neaten

usage: arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"


1. full-dress, dress, formal (vs. informal)

usage: suitable for formal occasions; "formal wear"; "a full-dress uniform"; "dress shoes"

2. dress, full-dress, formal (vs. informal)

usage: (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes; "a dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony"

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