|1.||[ verb ] (clothing) put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive|
|Synonyms:||deck_out trick_out get_up gussy_up fancy_up fig_up trick_up prink attire tog_out rig_out tog_up deck_up overdress fig_out|
"She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera" "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
|Related terms:||dress_down dress preen prank enrobe tart_up bedizen dress dress costume attire outfit|
|2.||[ verb ] make something appear superficially attractive|
"The researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data" "Don't try to dress up the unpleasant truth"
|3.||[ verb ] (clothing) dress in a costume|
"We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
|Related terms:||dress costume|
|4.||[ verb ] (clothing) dress in a certain manner|
"She dresses in the latest Paris fashion": "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
|Related terms:||dress vest dress dress attire|
|5.||[ verb ] put a caparison on|
"caparison the horses for the festive occasion"
|Related terms:||decorate bard|