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English noun: attire

1. attire (artifact) clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

SamplesFormal attire.
Battle dress.

Synonymsdress, garb

Broader (hypernym)article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable

Narrower (hyponym)activewear, ao dai, athletic wear, costume, costume, costume, costume, disguise, ecclesiastical attire, ecclesiastical robe, evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, false hair, finery, formalwear, getup, habit, habit, hairpiece, morning dress, outfit, postiche, riding habit, rig, sportswear, turnout

English verb: attire

1. attire (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.

Synonymsdeck 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

Pattern of useSomebody ----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

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