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To put on or be wearing clothes and to dress other people - thesaurus

Synonyms

put on

to cover a part of your body with a piece of clothing or jewellery so that you are wearing it

wear

verb

to have something on your body as clothing, decoration, or protection

get dressed

to put your clothes on

slip into

to quickly put on a piece of clothing

dress

verb

to put clothes on someone

try on

to put on a piece of clothing in order to see how it looks and whether it fits

pull on

to put on clothes, especially quickly

cover up

to put more clothes or covers on your body, to hide it or keep it warm

wrap up

to wear enough clothes to keep you warm

clothe

verb

formal to put clothes on someone

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accessorize

verb

to add accessories to something, especially to the clothes you are wearing

be turned out

to be dressed in a particular way

break in

to make new shoes or clothes comfortable by wearing them

bundle up

to put warm clothes on yourself or someone else, or to wrap someone in something warm

change back

to put on the clothes you were wearing originally, before you took them off

clothe

verb

to provide someone with clothes

cock

verb

to wear or move your hat so that one side of it slopes downwards

come as

to wear unusual clothes that make you look like a particular kind of person for a fancy dress party

don

verb

mainly literary to put on a piece of clothing

do up

to dress someone in special clothes or put make-up on them

draw on

literary to put on a particular piece of clothing

dress

verb

to put on clothes. This verb is common in writing, but when you are speaking it is more usual to say that you get dressed

dress

verb

to put on clothes of a particular type

dress

verb

to choose or design the clothes that someone wears

dress

verb

to put on clothes that are suitable for a particular occasion or event

dress down

to wear clothes that are more informal than the clothes that you usually wear

dress up

to put on clothes that make you look like someone else, for fun

dress up

to put clothes on someone so that they look like someone else, for fun

dress up

to put on clothes that are more formal than the clothes you usually wear

dress (up) to the nines

to put on extremely fashionable or formal clothes, usually to go to a special event

fit

verb

to measure a person and then provide the correct size of clothing or piece of equipment

fit out

to measure part of someone’s body in order to give them the right shoes or clothing

fitting

noun

an occasion when someone puts on a piece of clothing that is being made for them to see if it fits

fling on

if you fling clothes on, you put them on quickly

get

verb

to put on or take off clothing

get up

British to dress someone in a particular way

have on

to be wearing particular clothes, shoes etc

into

preposition

used for stating what clothes you put on

look/dress the part

to have an appearance or wear clothing that is usual or expected for a particular situation, activity, or job

muffle

verb

to wrap someone or something in thick clothing, cloth etc so that they are warm

outgrow

verb

to be unable to wear a piece of clothing because you have grown

rig out

to give someone a particular type of clothing to wear

robe

verb

formal to wear a robe or other special clothes

roll down

if you roll down your sleeves or the legs of your trousers, you make them longer by removing any folds in them

roll up

if you roll your sleeves or the legs of your trousers up, you fold the cloth several times until they are shorter

slip on

to put clothes on

sport

verb

to wear something, often in a way that shows you want people to notice it

suit up

to get ready for an activity by putting on a uniform or special clothes

take

verb

used for talking about the size of clothes or shoes that someone wears

team

verb

to match a colour, cloth, or piece of clothing with another

throw on

to quickly put on a piece of clothing

tog out

to dress yourself or someone for a special occasion or activity

truss up

if someone is trussed up, they are wearing tight or heavy clothes that make it difficult to move

try something on for size

to try on clothes to see if they fit

wear

verb

to use a particular type of clothing or decoration on your body

wear in

if you wear in something such as a pair of shoes, you wear them until they fit your feet better and are more comfortable

wrap up

to put warm clothes on a child

wrap up warm

to wear warm clothes

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