Synonyms for dress

Synonyms for (noun) dress

Synonyms: apparel, dress, clothes, wearing apparel

Definition: clothing in general

Usage: she was refined in her choice of apparel; he always bought his clothes at the same store; fastidious about his dress

Similar words: clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, article of clothing, habiliment

Definition: a covering designed to be worn on a person's body


Synonyms: attire, garb, dress

Definition: clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

Usage: formal attire; battle dress

Similar words: clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, article of clothing, habiliment

Definition: a covering designed to be worn on a person's body


Synonyms: dress, frock

Definition: a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

Similar words: woman's clothing

Definition: clothing that is designed for women to wear

Synonyms for (verb) dress

Synonyms: set, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, arrange

Definition: arrange attractively

Usage: dress my hair for the wedding

Similar words: groom, neaten

Definition: care for one's external appearance

Usage: He is always well-groomed


Synonyms: dress, preen, primp, plume

Definition: dress or groom with elaborate care

Usage: She likes to dress when going to the opera

Similar words: trick out, trick up, tog out, tog up, prink, rig out, dress up, deck out, deck up, attire, overdress, get up, gussy up, fig out, fig up, fancy up

Definition: put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

Usage: She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera; The young girls were all fancied up for the party


Synonyms: dress, dress up

Definition: dress in a certain manner

Usage: She dresses in the latest Paris fashion; he dressed up in a suit and tie

Similar words: get dressed, dress

Definition: put on clothes

Usage: we had to dress quickly; dress the patient; Can the child dress by herself?


Synonyms: dress, curry, groom

Definition: give a neat appearance to

Usage: groom the dogs; dress the horses

Similar words: embellish, fancify, prettify, beautify

Definition: make more beautiful


Synonyms: get dressed, dress

Definition: put on clothes

Usage: we had to dress quickly; dress the patient; Can the child dress by herself?

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: apparel, clothe, fit out, garb, garment, enclothe, habilitate, raiment, tog, dress

Definition: provide with clothes or put clothes on

Usage: Parents must feed and dress their child

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election


Synonyms: dress

Definition: apply a bandage or medication to

Usage: dress the victim's wounds

Similar words: treat, care for

Definition: provide treatment for

Usage: The doctor treated my broken leg; The nurses cared for the bomb victims; The patient must be treated right away or she will die; Treat the infection with antibiotics


Synonyms: dress

Definition: convert into leather

Usage: dress the tanned skins

Similar words: convert

Definition: change the nature, purpose, or function of something

Usage: convert lead into gold; convert hotels into jails; convert slaves to laborers


Synonyms: dress, dress out

Definition: kill and prepare for market or consumption

Usage: dress a turkey

Similar words: ready, prepare, make, cook, fix

Definition: prepare for eating by applying heat

Usage: Cook me dinner, please; can you make me an omelette?; fix breakfast for the guests, please


Synonyms: dress

Definition: cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width

Similar words: trim, pare

Definition: remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size

Usage: pare one's fingernails; trim the photograph; trim lumber


Synonyms: dress

Definition: put a finish on

Usage: dress the surface smooth

Similar words: finish

Definition: provide with a finish

Usage: The carpenter finished the table beautifully; this shirt is not finished properly


Synonyms: snip, prune, trim, cut back, dress, crop, lop, clip

Definition: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

Usage: dress the plants in the garden

Similar words: thin out

Definition: make sparse

Usage: thin out the young plants


Synonyms: dress

Definition: put a dressing on

Usage: dress the salads

Similar words: apply, put on

Definition: apply to a surface

Usage: She applied paint to the back of the house; Put on make-up!


Synonyms: decorate, dress

Definition: provide with decoration

Usage: dress the windows

Similar words: set up, arrange

Definition: put into a proper or systematic order

Usage: arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order


Synonyms: dress, trim, garnish

Definition: decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

Similar words: embellish, decorate, beautify, adorn, grace, ornament

Definition: make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

Usage: Decorate the room for the party; beautify yourself for the special day


Synonyms: line up, dress

Definition: arrange in ranks

Usage: dress troops

Similar words: position

Definition: cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

Synonyms for (adjective) dress

Synonyms: dress, full-dress

Definition: (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes

Usage: a dress dinner; a full-dress ceremony

Similar words: formal

Definition: being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)

Usage: pay one's formal respects; formal dress; a formal ball; the requirement was only formal and often ignored; a formal education


Synonyms: full-dress, dress

Definition: suitable for formal occasions

Usage: formal wear; a full-dress uniform; dress shoes

Similar words: formal

Definition: being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)

Usage: pay one's formal respects; formal dress; a formal ball; the requirement was only formal and often ignored; a formal education