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English verb: dress up

1. dress up (body) put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive


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


Synonymsattire, 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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)dress, get dressed


Narrower (hyponym)bedizen, dizen, dress, enrobe, plume, prank, preen, primp, tart up


Verb groupcostume, dress, dress up, dress up


Antonymsdress down, underdress

2. dress up (change) make something appear superficially attractive


SamplesThe researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data.
Don't try to dress up the unpleasant truth.


Synonymswindow-dress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beautify, embellish, fancify, prettify

3. dress up (creation) put a caparison on


SamplesCaparison the horses for the festive occasion.


Synonymsbard, barde, caparison


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

4. dress up (body) dress in a costume


SamplesWe dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins.


Synonymscostume


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog


Verb groupattire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up

5. dress up (body) dress in a certain manner


SamplesShe dresses in the latest Paris fashion.
He dressed up in a suit and tie.


Synonymsdress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)dress, get dressed


Narrower (hyponym)vest


Verb groupattire, deck out, deck up, dress, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get dressed, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up









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