Definitions for: Dress Up


[v] put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
[v] dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
[v] dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
[v] make something appear superficially attractive; "The researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data"; "Don't try to dress up the unpleasant truth"
[v] put a caparison on; of horses



Synonyms: attire, bard, caparison, deck out, deck up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up, window-dress

Antonyms: dress down, underdress

See Also: adorn, apparel, beautify, beautify, bedizen, clothe, decorate, dizen, embellish, embellish, enclothe, enrobe, fit out, garb, garment, get dressed, grace, habilitate, ornament, plume, prank, preen, prettify, primp, raiment, tart up, tog

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