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wear

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wear

  1. 1 the result of long and hard use after several years, the carpet was finally showing wear Synonyms of wear wear and tear Words Related to wear abrasion, corrosion, erosion; decomposition, deterioration, disintegration; fatigue Near Antonyms of wear fixing, mending, patching, rebuilding, reconditioning, reconstruction, renovation, repair, revamping

  2. 2 covering for the human body the latest in fashionable wear Synonyms of wear apparel, attire, clobber [British slang], clothes, costumery, dress, duds, garments, gear, habiliment(s), habit [archaic], rags, raiment, rig, rigging, threads, toggery, togs, vestiary, vestments, vesture, clothing, wearables, weedsWords Related to wear garderobe, wardrobe; array, bravery, caparison, finery, gaiety (also gayety), glad rags, pretties, regalia, trim; foofaraw, frippery, gaudery, tawdry, trumpery [archaic]; tatters; costume, ensemble, frock, garb, getup, guise, livery, outfit; civvies (also civies), mufti; couture, prêt-à-porter (or pret-a-porter), ready-to-wear, tailoring; activewear, loungewear, outerwear, playwear, sportswear; nightclothes, sleepwear, smallclothes, underclothes, underwear; haberdashery, menswear


wear

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wear

  1. 1 to use up all the physical energy of the job of running their own business wears them sometimes Synonyms of wear break, burn out, bust, do in, do up, drain, fag, fatigue, frazzle, harass, kill, knock out, outwear, tire, tucker (out), wash out, exhaust, wear out, wearyWords Related to wear debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, sap, waste, weakenNear Antonyms of wear activate, energize, invigorate, rejuvenate, strengthen, vitalize; relax, rest, unwind

  2. 2 to damage or diminish by continued friction all that walking every day wore the soles of my shoes very quickly Synonyms of wear chafe, corrade, erode, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, rasp, rub, abradeWords Related to wear file, gnaw, grate, graze, grind, nibble, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scuff, shave; erase, reduce, rub out, wear out, wipe (away); bite, break down, break up, chew, corrode, decompose, disintegrate, dissolve, eat; hone, sharpen, whet

  3. 3 British  to put up with (something painful or difficult) her marriage is so bad—I don't know how she wears it Synonyms of wear abide, absorb, accept, bide [chiefly dialect], brook, countenance, endure, go, hack, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, bear [British]Words Related to wear allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)Near Antonyms of wear decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)



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