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English verb: clothe

1. clothe (body) provide with clothes or put clothes on

SamplesParents must feed and dress their child.

Synonymsapparel, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog

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

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)coat, corset, costume, cover, dress up, frock, gown, habit, jacket, overclothe, overdress, prim, prim out, prim up, robe, shirt, shoe, underdress, vest, vesture, wrap up

Verb groupdress, get dressed

Antonymsdiscase, disrobe, strip down, uncase, undress, strip, peel, unclothe

2. clothe (social) furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

Synonymsadorn, invest

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)equip, fit, fit out, outfit

3. clothe (contact) cover as if with clothing

SamplesThe mountain was clothed in tropical trees.

Synonymscloak, drape, robe

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover, spread over

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