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English noun: groom

1. groom (person) a man participant in his own marriage ceremony


Synonymsbridegroom


Broader (hypernym)participant


Member meronymwedding, wedding party

2. groom (person) someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses


Synonymshostler, ostler, stableboy, stableman


Broader (hypernym)hand, hired hand, hired man

3. groom (person) a man who has recently been married


Synonymsbridegroom


Broader (hypernym)honeymooner, newlywed


English verb: groom

1. groom (social) educate for a future role or function


SamplesHe is grooming his son to become his successor.
The prince was prepared to become King one day.
They trained him to be a warrior.


Synonymsprepare, train


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)educate


Narrower (hyponym)dispose, qualify


Verb groupcheck, condition, develop, discipline, educate, prepare, prepare, train, train, train

2. groom (body) give a neat appearance to


SamplesGroom the dogs.
Dress the horses.


ExamplesThey groom the animals


Synonymscurry, dress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beautify, embellish, fancify, prettify


Verb grouparrange, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, set

3. groom (body) care for one's external appearance


SamplesHe is always well-groomed.


Synonymsneaten


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


Broader (hypernym)beautify, embellish, fancify, prettify


Narrower (hyponym)arrange, barber, clean, clean up, cleanse, coif, coiffe, coiffure, comb, comb out, disentangle, do, do up, doll up, dress, gel, glam up, make up, manicure, mousse, pedicure, perfume, pomade, pretty up, scent, set, shave, slick up, smarten up, spruce, spruce up









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