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Synonyms for dress
drɛsdress

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Wiktionary

  1. dressverb

    Synonyms:
    bandage

  2. dressverb

    To clothe oneself; to put on clothes.

    Synonyms:
    get dressed

    Antonyms:
    disrobe, get undressed, undress, strip

  3. dressverb

    Synonyms:
    clothe

    Antonyms:
    strip, undress

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dress

    Clothing denotes the entire covering of the body, taken as a whole; clothes and garments view it as composed of separate parts. Clothes, clothing, and garments may be used of inner or outer covering; all the other words in the list (with possible rare exceptions in the case of raiment) refer to the outer garments. Array, raiment, and vesture are archaic or poetic; so, too, is habit, except in technical use to denote a lady's riding-dress. The word vestments is now rare, except in ecclesiastical use. Apparel and attire are most frequently used of somewhat complete and elegant outer clothing, tho Shakespeare speaks of "poor and mean attire." Dress may be used, specifically, for a woman's gown, and in that sense may be either rich or shabby; but in the general sense it denotes outer clothing which is meant to be elegant, complete, and appropriate to some social or public occasion; as, full dress, court dress, evening dress, etc. Dress has now largely displaced apparel and attire. Garb denotes the clothing characteristic of some class, profession, or the like; as, the garb of a priest. Costume is chiefly used for that which befits an assumed character; as, a theatrical costume; we sometimes speak of a national costume, etc.

    Synonyms:
    apparel, array, attire, clothes, clothing, costume, garb, garments, habiliments, habit, raiment, robes, uniform, vestments, vesture

    Antonyms:
    bareness, disarray, dishabille, exposure, nakedness, nudity, undress

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dress, frocknoun

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

    Synonyms:
    clothes, apparel, garb, attire, frock, wearing apparel

    Antonyms:
    informal, uncase, undress, strip down, peel, discase, disrobe, unclothe, strip

  2. attire, garb, dressnoun

    clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

    "formal attire"; "battle dress"

    Synonyms:
    clothes, apparel, garb, attire, frock, wearing apparel

    Antonyms:
    informal, undress, disrobe, strip down, peel, discase, uncase, strip, unclothe

  3. apparel, wearing apparel, dress, clothesadjective

    clothing in general

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

    Synonyms:
    clothes, apparel, garb, attire, frock, wearing apparel

    Antonyms:
    informal, undress, peel, discase, strip down, strip, unclothe, disrobe, uncase

  4. full-dress, dressadjective

    suitable for formal occasions

    "formal wear"; "a full-dress uniform"; "dress shoes"

    Synonyms:
    full-dress

    Antonyms:
    informal, uncase, peel, discase, undress, disrobe, strip down, unclothe, strip

  5. dress, full-dressverb

    (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes

    "a dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony"

    Synonyms:
    full-dress

    Antonyms:
    informal, unclothe, peel, strip, uncase, disrobe, discase, undress, strip down

  6. dress, get dressedverb

    put on clothes

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

    Synonyms:
    line up, decorate, curry, clip, preen, apparel, primp, prune, garment, habilitate, trim, dress out, arrange, garb, raiment, coiffe, do, coiffure, get dressed, plume, coif, garnish, fit out, crop, dress up, clothe, tog, cut back, enclothe, set, snip, lop, groom

    Antonyms:
    informal, unclothe, peel, discase, strip, strip down, uncase, undress, disrobe

  7. dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparelverb

    provide with clothes or put clothes on

    "Parents must feed and dress their child"

    Synonyms:
    line up, cloak, decorate, outfit, curry, clip, preen, apparel, primp, prune, drape, garment, habilitate, robe, trim, invest, dress out, arrange, adorn, garb, raiment, coiffe, fit, do, coiffure, equip, get dressed, plume, coif, garnish, fit out, crop, dress up, clothe, tog, cut back, enclothe, set, snip, lop, groom

    Antonyms:
    informal, strip down, strip, uncase, discase, disrobe, unclothe, undress, peel

  8. dressverb

    put a finish on

    "dress the surface smooth"

    Synonyms:
    curry, garnish, tog, habilitate, cut back, garment, dress up, apparel, lop, prune, arrange, decorate, clothe, primp, crop, garb, coif, clip, dress out, set, line up, preen, coiffe, get dressed, fit out, enclothe, raiment, groom, trim, plume, coiffure, do, snip

    Antonyms:
    informal, unclothe, strip, discase, undress, uncase, peel, strip down, disrobe

  9. dress, dress upverb

    dress in a certain manner

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

    Synonyms:
    line up, rig out, prink, decorate, curry, clip, preen, fig up, apparel, fancy up, deck out, primp, prune, barde, trick up, garment, habilitate, tog up, deck up, trim, dress out, arrange, gussy up, garb, attire, raiment, window-dress, coiffe, do, overdress, coiffure, get dressed, bard, plume, coif, trick out, get up, garnish, caparison, fig out, fit out, crop, dress up, costume, tog out, clothe, tog, cut back, enclothe, set, snip, lop, groom

    Antonyms:
    informal, strip down, disrobe, peel, uncase, unclothe, discase, undress, strip

  10. preen, primp, plume, dressverb

    dress or groom with elaborate care

    "She likes to dress when going to the opera"

    Synonyms:
    line up, pride, decorate, hook, dress out, clip, preen, apparel, rob, primp, prune, garment, lop, trim, soak, overcharge, coif, surcharge, arrange, garb, raiment, coiffe, gazump, groom, coiffure, do, get dressed, plume, pluck, garnish, curry, congratulate, fit out, habilitate, dress up, clothe, tog, cut back, enclothe, set, snip, crop, fleece

    Antonyms:
    informal, disrobe, uncase, unclothe, undress, strip down, peel, strip, discase

  11. dress, dress outverb

    kill and prepare for market or consumption

    "dress a turkey"

    Synonyms:
    line up, decorate, curry, clip, preen, apparel, primp, prune, garment, habilitate, trim, dress out, arrange, garb, raiment, coiffe, do, coiffure, get dressed, plume, coif, garnish, fit out, crop, dress up, clothe, tog, cut back, enclothe, set, snip, lop, groom

    Antonyms:
    informal, strip, strip down, discase, undress, uncase, peel, disrobe, unclothe

  12. dress, line upverb

    arrange in ranks

    "dress troops"

    Synonyms:
    line up, queue up, decorate, curry, get hold, clip, preen, apparel, queue, primp, find, prune, garment, habilitate, trim, dress out, arrange, align, come up, garb, raiment, coiffe, do, coiffure, get dressed, plume, coif, garnish, adjust, fit out, crop, aline, dress up, clothe, tog, cut back, enclothe, set, snip, lop, groom

    Antonyms:
    informal, strip down, discase, undress, strip, uncase, unclothe, peel, disrobe

  13. trim, garnish, dressverb

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

    Synonyms:
    line up, decorate, pare, crop, clip, preen, apparel, shave, trim down, primp, prune, garment, cut, trim back, trim, dress out, arrange, garb, cut down, raiment, coiffe, reduce, groom, coiffure, do, get dressed, garnishee, plume, coif, garnish, curry, fit out, habilitate, dress up, bring down, clothe, tog, cut back, enclothe, set, snip, lop

    Antonyms:
    informal, uncase, disrobe, strip, discase, undress, strip down, peel, unclothe

  14. dress, decorateverb

    provide with decoration

    "dress the windows"

    Synonyms:
    line up, decorate, curry, clip, preen, apparel, ornament, primp, prune, garment, habilitate, beautify, trim, dress out, arrange, adorn, embellish, garb, raiment, coiffe, do, coiffure, get dressed, plume, coif, deck, garnish, fit out, crop, dress up, clothe, tog, cut back, enclothe, set, snip, lop, grace, groom

    Antonyms:
    informal, unclothe, uncase, disrobe, strip down, strip, peel, undress, discase

  15. dressverb

    put a dressing on

    "dress the salads"

    Synonyms:
    curry, garnish, tog, habilitate, cut back, garment, dress up, apparel, lop, prune, arrange, decorate, clothe, primp, crop, garb, coif, clip, dress out, set, line up, preen, coiffe, get dressed, fit out, enclothe, raiment, groom, trim, plume, coiffure, do, snip

    Antonyms:
    informal, undress, strip, unclothe, strip down, uncase, discase, disrobe, peel

  16. snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut backverb

    cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

    "dress the plants in the garden"

    Synonyms:
    line up, pare, work, crop, dress out, shave, preen, apparel, range, trim down, primp, prune, garment, snip off, cut, curtail, jog, trim back, trim, browse, garnish, arrange, sever, garb, cut down, raiment, pasture, coiffe, reduce, habilitate, discerp, coiffure, do, flash back, get dressed, rationalize, curb, plume, rationalise, cut short, coif, nip off, curry, restrict, fit out, clip, trot, dress up, decorate, cultivate, bring down, clothe, graze, tog, cut back, enclothe, set, snip, lop, groom

    Antonyms:
    informal, undress, discase, strip, peel, disrobe, strip down, unclothe, uncase

  17. dressverb

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

    Synonyms:
    curry, garnish, tog, habilitate, cut back, garment, dress up, apparel, lop, prune, arrange, decorate, clothe, primp, crop, garb, coif, clip, dress out, set, line up, preen, coiffe, get dressed, fit out, enclothe, raiment, groom, trim, plume, coiffure, do, snip

    Antonyms:
    informal, strip, undress, uncase, peel, unclothe, discase, strip down, disrobe

  18. dressverb

    convert into leather

    "dress the tanned skins"

    Synonyms:
    curry, garnish, tog, habilitate, cut back, garment, dress up, apparel, lop, prune, arrange, decorate, clothe, primp, crop, garb, coif, clip, dress out, set, line up, preen, coiffe, get dressed, fit out, enclothe, raiment, groom, trim, plume, coiffure, do, snip

    Antonyms:
    informal, disrobe, uncase, strip down, strip, discase, peel, unclothe, undress

  19. dressverb

    apply a bandage or medication to

    "dress the victim's wounds"

    Synonyms:
    curry, garnish, tog, habilitate, cut back, garment, dress up, apparel, lop, prune, arrange, decorate, clothe, primp, crop, garb, coif, clip, dress out, set, line up, preen, coiffe, get dressed, fit out, enclothe, raiment, groom, trim, plume, coiffure, do, snip

    Antonyms:
    informal, peel, strip, unclothe, disrobe, strip down, uncase, discase, undress

  20. dress, groom, curryverb

    give a neat appearance to

    "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"

    Synonyms:
    line up, decorate, curry, prepare, clip, preen, apparel, primp, prune, garment, habilitate, trim, dress out, arrange, garb, raiment, train, coiffe, do, coiffure, get dressed, plume, neaten, coif, garnish, fit out, crop, dress up, clothe, tog, cut back, enclothe, set, snip, lop, groom

    Antonyms:
    informal, uncase, peel, strip down, unclothe, undress, disrobe, discase, strip

  21. dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffureverb

    arrange attractively

    "dress my hair for the wedding"

    Synonyms:
    habilitate, clip, act, tog, get dressed, localize, decorate, make, gear up, fructify, coiffure, lop, get along, plant, put, do, answer, garb, place, curry, cut back, fix, crop, countersink, arrange, set up, practice, execute, stage, garment, practise, raiment, fix up, behave, plume, lay, snip, dress up, localise, mark, serve, primp, go under, make out, manage, specify, correct, come, clothe, set, position, garnish, dress out, sic, limit, jell, prepare, coiffe, define, perform, pose, format, coif, enclothe, typeset, ready, rig, order, prune, determine, suffice, groom, exercise, go down, congeal, trim, line up, preen, cause, fare, lay out, apparel, fit out, adjust

    Antonyms:
    informal, undress, disrobe, unclothe, discase, strip, uncase, strip down, peel

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dressverb

    Synonyms:
    align, make straight

  2. dressverb

    Synonyms:
    adjust, arrange, dispose, set or put in order

  3. dressverb

    Synonyms:
    prepare, fit, make suitable or fit, get ready, make ready

  4. dressverb

    Synonyms:
    clothe, array, attire, apparel, accoutre, robe, rig, trick out

  5. dressverb

    Synonyms:
    adorn, deck, decorate, embellish, trim, set out, set off

  6. dressverb

    Synonyms:
    be clothed, make one's toilet

  7. dressnoun

    Synonyms:
    clothes, clothing, raiment, garments, garb, habit, apparel, attire, habiliment, vesture, suit, costume

  8. dressnoun

    Synonyms:
    array, fine clothes, rich garments, elegant attire

  9. dressnoun

    Synonyms:
    lady's gown

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dressnoun

    Synonyms:
    gown, toilette, robe, raiment, clothes, clothing, garments, habiliments, attire, garb, apparel, habit, array, costume, togs, toggery

    Antonyms:
    undress

  2. dressverb

    Synonyms:
    clothe, deck, drape, apparel, robe, array, attire, adjust, align, curry, smooth, plane, finish, castigate, chastise, whip

    Antonyms:
    undress, disrobe, divest, strip, expose

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How to use dress in a sentence?

  1. Julia Haller:

    Ninety-nine percent of the time, we'll see the same colors, but the picture of this dress seems to have tints that hit the sweet spot that's confusing to a lot of people.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    My main reason for adopting literature as a profession was that, as the author is never seen by his clients, he need not dress respectably.

  3. Pauline Moreno:

    As soon as we let him put on a dress, his personality changed from a very sad kid who sat still, didn't do much of anything to a very happy little girl who was thrilled to be alive.

  4. Tom Ford:

    I don't like when clothes wear a woman, the woman I've made a dress for this year knows that, so hopefully it's reflective of her character, her personality.

  5. Alfred Jarry:

    The virtue of dress rehearsals is that they are a free show for a select group of artists and friends of the author, and where for one unique evening the audience is almost expurgated of idiots.


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