verb neat·en \ˈnē-tən\

: to make (something) orderly or neat : to clean up (something)

neat·enedneat·en·ing \ˈnēt-niŋ, ˈnē-tən-iŋ\

Full Definition of NEATEN

transitive verb
:  to set in order :  make neat
:  to finish (as a piece of sewing) carefully

Examples of NEATEN

  1. I am trying to neaten my desk.
  2. <neatened the living room in anticipation of company>

First Known Use of NEATEN


Rhymes with NEATEN


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