1. [ verb ] (clothing) dress excessively
Synonyms: overclothe

"You should not overclothe the child--she will be too hot."

Related terms: dress
2. [ verb ] (clothing) put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
Synonyms: dress_up trick_out deck_out get_up gussy_up deck_up fancy_up trick_up prink attire fig_up rig_out tog_up tog_out 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
Similar spelling:   overdressed