dress up


dress up

verb

Definition of DRESS UP

1
to put on one's best or formal clothes <we always like to dress up when going to parties>
Synonyms doll up, dress
Related Words preen, primp, prink, smarten (up); accessorize; apparel, array, attire, bedeck, bedizen, caparison, clothe, costume, deck, dude (up), garb, garment, invest, rig (out), robe, suit, tog (out or up)
2
to change the dress or looks of so as to conceal true identity <the war was a fiasco that the administration tried to dress up as a triumph>
Antonyms unmask
3
to make more desirable <dressed up the house with new windows and a paint job before putting it on the market>
4
to outfit with clothes and especially fine or special clothes <the girls were dressed up in skirts or dresses, but the boys were wearing jeans>
Near Antonyms denude, divest, uncover, undrape, unveil

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