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Synonyms for dress
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dress, frock(noun)

    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, dress(noun)

    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, clothes(adj)

    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, dress(adj)

    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-dress(verb)

    (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 dressed(verb)

    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, apparel(verb)

    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. dress(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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, dress(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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, dress(verb)

    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, decorate(verb)

    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. dress(verb)

    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 back(verb)

    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. dress(verb)

    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. dress(verb)

    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. dress(verb)

    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, curry(verb)

    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, coiffure(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. dress(verb)

    Synonyms:
    bandage

  2. dress(verb)

    To clothe oneself; to put on clothes.

    Synonyms:
    get dressed

    Antonyms:
    disrobe, get undressed, undress, strip

  3. dress(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dress(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    align, make straight

  2. dress(v. a.)

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

  3. dress(v. a.)

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

  4. dress(v. a.)

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

  5. dress(v. a.)

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

  6. dress(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be clothed, make one's toilet

  7. dress(n.)

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

  8. dress(n.)

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

  9. dress(n.)

    Synonyms:
    lady's gown

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dress(n)

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

    Antonyms:
    undress

  2. dress(v)

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

    Antonyms:
    undress, disrobe, divest, strip, expose

How to pronounce dress?

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Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say dress in sign language?

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How to use dress in a sentence?

  1. Amy Ott:

    These messages are often damaging to girls. We are not allowed to discriminate in the U.S. based on race, disability, gender, age, etc. … So why are schools discriminating against girls based on their bodies ? you have to try a dress on and see what it looks like on you, not how it looks on someone else. … It’s like shopping for any other kind of clothing in this day and age. You want to look your best and look appropriate.

  2. Tim Ghriskey:

    There is a bit of a Santa Claus rally here. People want to feel good, they want to dress up their portfolios and look fully invested going into yearend.

  3. James Tumblin:

    I saw this dress on the floor and a docent told me not to bother to pick it up, because they were throwing it away, i asked if he would sell it to me.

  4. Proverb:

    A good dress often hides a deceiver.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    As people wash and change dress for hygiene and freshness; similarly, one can clean and purify its tongue with truth and beautify with honesty; indeed, it fragrances fragrance.

Images & Illustrations of dress

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