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
Synonyms: window-dress

"The researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data" "Don't try to dress up the unpleasant truth"

Related terms: beautify
3. [ verb ] (clothing) dress in a costume
Synonyms: costume

"We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"

Related terms: dress costume
4. [ verb ] (clothing) dress in a certain manner
Synonyms: dress

"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
Synonyms: bard caparison

"caparison the horses for the festive occasion"

Related terms: decorate bard
Similar spelling:   dress_shop