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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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