Simple Definition of neaten
: to make (something) orderly or neat : to clean up (something)
Full Definition of neaten
neateningplay \ˈnēt-niŋ, ˈnē-tən-iŋ\
1 : to set in order : make neat
2 : to finish (as a piece of sewing) carefully
Examples of neaten in a sentence
I am trying to neaten my desk.
<neatened the living room in anticipation of company>
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