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English noun: groom

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


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


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.


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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