neaten

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verb neat·en \ˈnē-tən\

Definition of neaten

neatened

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neatening

play \ˈnēt-niŋ, ˈnē-tən-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to set in order :  make neat

  3. 2 :  to finish (as a piece of sewing) carefully

Examples of neaten in a sentence

  1. I am trying to neaten my desk.

  2. <neatened the living room in anticipation of company>

1828

First Known Use of neaten

1828


NEATEN Defined for English Language Learners

neaten

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verb neat·en \ˈnē-tən\

Definition of neaten for English Language Learners

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



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