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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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