DRESS: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for DRESS?

Need another word that means the same as “dress”? Find 114 synonyms and 30 related words for “dress” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Dress” are: clip, crop, cut back, lop, prune, snip, trim, dress out, get dressed, garnish, apparel, clothe, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog, line up, plume, preen, primp, decorate, curry, groom, dress up, arrange, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, set, put on clothes, don clothes, slip into clothes, attire, turn out, deck, deck out, trick out, trick up, costume, array, robe, accoutre, wear formal clothes, put on evening dress, adorn, ornament, bedeck, embellish, beautify, prettify, festoon, garland, rig, drape, style, comb, brush, put in order, straighten, adjust, bandage, cover, bind, bind up, wrap, swaddle, swathe, prepare, get ready, make ready, fertilize, add fertilizer to, feed, enrich, manure, mulch, compost, smooth, polish, gloss, level, face, put in line, align, put into order, dispose, set out, get into columns, get into rows, collapse, cave in, come down about one's ears, crash in, fall down, frock, clothes, wearing apparel, gown, shift, clothing, garments, outfit, ensemble, turnout, full-dress

Dress as a Noun

Definitions of "Dress" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “dress” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • Clothing of a specified kind for men or women.
  • A one-piece garment worn by women and girls that covers the body and extends down over the legs.
  • Clothing in general.
  • A one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice.
  • Clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion.
  • Denoting military uniform or other clothing used on formal or ceremonial occasions.
Definitions of "Dress" as a noun

Synonyms of "Dress" as a noun (15 Words)

apparelEmbroidered ornamentation on ecclesiastical vestments.
They were dressed in bright apparel.
attireClothes, especially fine or formal ones.
The usually sober attire of British security service personnel.
clothesBedclothes.
He stripped off his clothes.
clothingA covering designed to be worn on a person’s body.
Bring warm clothing and waterproofs.
costumeA swimming costume.
He won the prize for best costume.
ensembleThe coordination between performers executing an ensemble passage.
A Bulgarian folk ensemble.
frockAn agricultural worker s smock a smock frock.
Her new party frock.
garbClothing, especially of a distinctive or special kind.
Kids in combat garb.
garmentsAn article of clothing.
Garments of the finest silk.
gownA dressing gown.
The relations between town and gown are always sensitive.
outfitA group of people undertaking a particular activity together, especially a group of musicians, a team, or a business concern.
An obscure 1970s country rock outfit.
robeA robe worn especially on formal or ceremonial occasions as an indication of the wearer s rank office or profession.
A young man in a fez and ragged robe.
shiftThe key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower case letters to upper case letters.
His constant shifting disrupted the class.
turnoutAttendance for a particular event or purpose (as to vote in an election.
At most junctions and crossovers the trains will be able to take the turnout at 230 km h.
wearing apparelThe mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it.
Synonyms of "Dress" as a noun (15 Words)

Usage Examples of "Dress" as a noun

  • Battle dress.
  • Traditional African dress.
  • A white cotton dress.
  • Fastidious about his dress.
  • A dress designer.
  • A dress suit.
Usage Examples of "Dress" as a noun

Dress as a Verb

Definitions of "Dress" as a verb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “dress” as a verb can have the following definitions:

  • Add a dressing to (a salad.
  • Provide with decoration.
  • Put clothes on (someone.
  • Arrange in ranks.
  • Smooth the surface of (stone.
  • Wear clothes in a particular way or of a particular type.
  • Put on clothes appropriate for a formal occasion.
  • (of a man) have the genitals habitually on one or the other side of the fork of the trousers.
  • Complete the preparation or manufacture of (leather or fabric) by treating its surface in some way.
  • Provide with clothes or put clothes on.
  • Arrange attractively.
  • Put a dressing on.
  • Design or supply clothes for (a celebrity.
  • Put a finish on.
  • Arrange or style (hair.
  • Put on clothes.
  • Clean and prepare (food, especially poultry or shellfish) for cooking or eating.
  • Convert into leather.
  • Put on one's clothes.
  • (of troops) come into proper alignment.
  • Decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods.
  • Kill and prepare for market or consumption.
  • Dress in a certain manner.
  • Decorate (a ship) with flags for a special occasion.
  • Draw up (troops) in the proper alignment.
  • Apply a bandage or medication to.
  • Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of.
  • Dress or groom with elaborate care.
  • Give a neat appearance to.
  • Decorate (something) in an artistic or attractive way.
  • Apply a fertilizer to (an area of ground or a plant.
  • Clean, treat, or apply a dressing to (a wound.
  • Make (an artificial fly) for use in fishing.
  • Cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width.
Definitions of "Dress" as a verb

Synonyms of "Dress" as a verb (98 Words)

accoutreClothe or equip in something noticeable or impressive.
Magnificently accoutred he was led up to the high altar.
add fertilizer toConstitute an addition.
adjustAdapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions.
His eyes had adjusted to semi darkness.
adornMake more beautiful or attractive.
Flowers adorned the tables everywhere.
alignAlign oneself with a group or a way of thinking.
Aligning domestic prices with prices in world markets.
apparelProvide with clothes or put clothes on.
All the vestments in which they used to apparel their Deities.
arrangeArrange attractively.
Arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order.
arrayLay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line.
They were arrayed in Hungarian national dress.
attirePut on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive.
Lady Agatha was attired in an elaborate evening gown.
bandageWrap around with something so as to cover or enclose.
The nurse bandaged a sprained ankle.
beautifyBe beautiful to look at.
Beautify yourself for the special day.
bedeckDecorate.
He led us into a room bedecked with tinsel.
bindOf a quantifier be applied to a given variable so that the variable falls within its scope For example in an expression of the form For every x if x is a dog x is an animal the universal quantifier is binding the variable x.
A protein in a form that can bind DNA.
bind upForm a chemical bond with.
brushApply a liquid to a surface with a brush.
Stems of grass brush against her legs.
cave inExplore natural caves.
clipAttach with a clip.
She clipped on a pair of diamond earrings.
clotheProvide someone with clothes.
They already had eight children to feed and clothe.
coifCover with a coif.
Her coiffed blonde hair.
coiffeArrange attractively.
coiffureArrange attractively.
collapseCollapse due to fatigue an illness or a sudden attack.
The three of them collapsed with laughter.
combUntangle or arrange the hair by drawing a comb through it.
Comb the wool.
come down about one's earsReach a destination; arrive by movement or progress.
compostConvert to compost.
Compost organic debris.
costumeFurnish with costumes as for a film or play.
The dolls are elaborately costumed in fancy nineteenth century dresses.
coverCover as if with a shroud.
A working stallion who has covered forty mares this season.
crash inEnter uninvited; informal.
cropPrepare for crops.
Hay would have been cropped several times through the summer.
curryPrepare or flavour (food) with a sauce of hot-tasting spices.
Curry tanned leather.
cut backHave a reducing effect.
deckBe beautiful to look at.
Ingrid was decked out in her Sunday best.
deck outDecorate.
decorateMake (something) look more attractive by adding extra items or images to it.
He was decorated for his services in the military.
disposeGive, sell, or transfer to another.
The Scottish champions were buoyant after they disposed of English champions Leeds.
doGet something done.
When a team is doing badly it s not easy for a new player to settle in.
don clothesPut clothing on one’s body.
drapeCover or wrap loosely with folds of cloth.
Drape the statue with a sheet.
dress outDress in a certain manner.
dress upKill and prepare for market or consumption.
embellishMake (a statement or story) more interesting by adding extra details that are often untrue.
Blue silk embellished with golden embroidery.
enclotheProvide with clothes or put clothes on.
enrichIncrease the proportion of a particular isotope in (an element), especially that of the isotope U-235 in uranium so as to make it suitable for use in a nuclear reactor or weapon.
The experience enriched her understanding.
faceTurn so as to face turn the face in a certain direction.
Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring.
fall downYield to temptation or sin.
feedFeed into supply.
Did you remember to feed the cat.
fertilizeProvide with fertilizers or add nutrients to.
We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants.
festoonAdorn (a place) with chains, garlands, or other decorations.
The staffroom was festooned with balloons and streamers.
fit outConform to some shape or size.
garbDress in distinctive clothes.
She was garbed in Indian shawls.
garlandDecorate with a garland.
They were garlanded with flowers.
garmentProvide with clothes or put clothes on.
garnishDecorate or embellish (something, especially food.
The IRS garnished his earnings.
get dressedAchieve a point or goal.
get into columnsGrasp with the mind or develop an understanding of.
get into rowsReceive as a retribution or punishment.
get readySucceed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase.
glossGive a shine or gloss to usually by rubbing.
The pebble dash of the walls was glossed white.
groomGive a neat and tidy appearance to (someone.
He is grooming his son to become his successor.
habilitateQualify for office, especially as a teacher in a German university.
Heisenberg had already habilitated at the University of G ttingen.
levelMake level or straight.
He levelled a pistol at us.
line upMake a mark or lines on a surface.
lopRemove (something regarded as unnecessary or burdensome.
They had lopped some trees without permission.
make readyMake, formulate, or derive in the mind.
manureSpread manure as for fertilization.
The ground should be well dug and manured.
mulchCover with mulch.
Mulch the flowerbeds.
ornamentBe an ornament to.
Stars ornamented the Christmas tree.
plumeForm a plume.
She plumed herself on being cosmopolitan.
polishImprove or perfect by pruning or polishing.
He s got to polish up his French for his job.
preenCongratulate or pride oneself.
It did not prevent them from preening themselves on their achievement.
prepareTo prepare verbally either for written or spoken delivery.
Prepare a brief summary of the article.
prettifyMake (someone or something) appear superficially pretty or attractive.
Nothing has been done to prettify the site.
primpSpend time making minor adjustments to one’s hair, make-up, or clothes.
I spend hours primping in front of the mirror.
pruneWeed out unwanted or unnecessary things.
put in lineAttribute or give.
put in orderCause (someone) to undergo something.
put into orderFormulate in a particular style or language.
put on clothesAttribute or give.
put on evening dressCause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation.
raimentProvide with clothes or put clothes on.
rigProvide a sailing boat with sails and rigging.
The catamaran will be rigged as a ketch.
robeClothe in a robe or long loose outer garment.
The Chamberlain robed the king on coronation day.
setPut or set seeds seedlings or plants into the ground.
The sun sets early these days.
set outPut or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground.
slip into clothesPass on stealthily.
smoothMake smooth or smoother as if by rubbing.
You can use glasspaper to smooth the joint.
snipSever or remove by pinching or snipping.
She inspected the embroidery snipping at loose threads.
straightenStraighten up or out make straight.
They are asking for help in straightening out their lives.
styleMake consistent with certain rules of style.
He styled her hair by twisting it up to give it body.
swaddleWrap in swaddling clothes.
They have grown up swaddled in consumer technology.
swatheWrap in swaddling clothes.
togBe or get dressed for a particular occasion or activity.
We got togged up in our glad rags.
trick outDeceive somebody.
trick upDeceive somebody.
trimAdjust the balance of a ship or aircraft by rearranging its cargo or by means of its trim tabs.
Trim a shop window.
turn outMove around an axis or a center.
wear formal clothesHave or show an appearance of.
wrapCover or enclose in paper or soft material.
When you type the text wraps to the next line.
Synonyms of "Dress" as a verb (98 Words)

Usage Examples of "Dress" as a verb

  • Dress my hair for the wedding.
  • Dress the windows.
  • She'd enjoyed dressing the tree when the children were little.
  • He was dressed in jeans and a thick sweater.
  • He dressed up in a suit and tie.
  • Dress the victim's wounds.
  • Dress the tanned skins.
  • Dress a turkey.
  • For over four decades he dressed the royal family.
  • Dress the horses.
  • Do you dress to the left?
  • Dress the plants in the garden.
  • Dress the surface smooth.
  • We dressed for dinner every night.
  • Graham showered and dressed quickly.
  • After you dress a dry fly, be sure to remove any oil before you make your next cast.
  • Dress troops.
  • She washed the wound and dressed it with fresh bandages.
  • They dressed her in a white hospital gown.
  • The field was dressed with unrotted farmyard manure.
  • I'll go and get dressed.
  • Can the child dress by herself?
  • Parents must feed and dress their child.
  • The leather had been dressed with alum.
  • It takes two days to dress a pair of millstones.
  • She's nice-looking and dresses well.
  • Dress the salads.
  • Patrick dressed Michelle's hair in a sculptured, Japanese-type style.
  • Dress the patient.
  • We had to dress quickly.
  • Dress the crab and shell the prawns.
  • Dress the salad with vinaigrette.
  • She dresses in the latest Paris fashion.
  • She likes to dress when going to the opera.
Usage Examples of "Dress" as a verb

Dress as an Adjective

Definitions of "Dress" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “dress” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Suitable for formal occasions.
  • (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes.
  • Requiring formal clothes.
Definitions of "Dress" as an adjective

Synonyms of "Dress" as an adjective (1 Word)

full-dressSuitable for formal occasions.
Synonyms of "Dress" as an adjective (1 Word)

Usage Examples of "Dress" as an adjective

  • A full-dress ceremony.
  • A dress dinner.
  • Dress shoes.
  • A full-dress uniform.
Usage Examples of "Dress" as an adjective

Associations of "Dress" (30 Words)

apparelEmbroidered ornamentation on ecclesiastical vestments.
She was refined in her choice of apparel.
attireClothes, especially fine or formal ones.
Formal attire.
blouseA woman’s upper garment resembling a shirt, typically with a collar, buttons, and sleeves.
I bloused my trousers over my boots.
bodicePart of a dress above the waist.
bootKick give a boot to.
Once a car is booted the owner must pay all fines plus a fee to have the boot removed.
capeIn bullfighting taunt the bull by flourishing a cape.
The robe was decorated with gold lace on the fronts cape and hem.
chiffon(of a cake or dessert) made with beaten egg to give a light consistency.
A chiffon blouse.
clothesBedclothes.
Rosie got into bed and pulled the clothes up to her nose.
clothingClothes collectively.
Bring warm clothing and waterproofs.
corsetDress with a corset.
garmentAn item of clothing.
Garments of the finest silk.
gownA dressing gown.
The relations between town and gown are always sensitive.
hatFurnish with a hat.
A woolly hat.
headdressClothing for the head.
A veil held in place with a pearl headdress.
hosieryStockings, socks, and tights collectively.
jacketCover with a jacket.
He put his hand in his jacket pocket.
negligeeA loose dressing gown for women.
A black silk negligee.
nightgownA nightdress.
outfitProvide with (something) usually for a specific purpose.
Planes outfitted with sophisticated electronic gear.
pantsUnderpants or knickers.
He thought we were going to be absolute pants.
robeA robe worn especially on formal or ceremonial occasions as an indication of the wearer s rank office or profession.
I went into the vestry and robed for the Mass.
sandalA shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot.
They were dressed in open toed sandals.
scarfWrap in or adorn with a scarf.
A silk scarf.
shirtPut a shirt on.
A rugby shirt.
skirtA surface that conceals or protects the wheels or underside of a vehicle or aircraft.
They are both skirting the issue.
swimsuitTight fitting garment worn for swimming.
undergarmentAn article of underclothing.
underwearUndergarment worn next to the skin and under the outer garments.
waistcoatA close-fitting waist-length garment, typically having no sleeves or collar and buttoning down the front, worn especially by men over a shirt and under a jacket.
wearThe wearing of something or the state of being worn as clothing.
Mountains are wearing down with each passing second.
Associations of "Dress" (30 Words)

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