Synonyms for preen

Synonyms for (verb) preen

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: preen, congratulate

Definition: pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement

Similar words: gloat, crow, triumph

Definition: dwell on with satisfaction


Synonyms: plume, preen

Definition: clean with one's bill

Usage: The birds preened

Similar words: set up, arrange

Definition: put into a proper or systematic order

Usage: arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order


Similar words: clean, make clean

Definition: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

Usage: Clean the stove!; The dentist cleaned my teeth