Synonyms of dress in English:

dress


See definition of dress

verb

1‘he dressed quickly and ran out of the house’

SYNONYMS
put on clothes, don clothes, slip into clothes, clothe oneself, get dressed
ANTONYMS

undress, strip

2‘he was dressed in an expensive grey suit’

SYNONYMS
clothe, attire, garb, fit out, turn out, deck, deck out, trick out, trick up, costume, array, robe, accoutre
informal get up, doll up
literary bedizen
archaic apparel

3‘they used to dress for dinner every day’

SYNONYMS
wear formal clothes, put on evening dress, dress up
change, change one's clothes
ANTONYMS

dress informally, dress down

4‘she'd enjoyed dressing the tree and singing carols’

SYNONYMS
decorate, adorn, ornament, trim, deck, bedeck, embellish, beautify, prettify, array, festoon, garland, rig, drape
garnish, furbish, enhance, grace, enrich
informal trick out, tart up
literary furbelow

5‘they took him in and dressed his wounds’

SYNONYMS
bandage, cover, bind, bind up, wrap, swaddle, swathe, plaster, put a plaster on

6‘she still had the chickens to dress’

SYNONYMS
prepare, get ready, make ready
clean

7‘the field was dressed with manure’

SYNONYMS
fertilize, add fertilizer to, feed, enrich, manure, mulch, compost, top-dress

8‘it takes two days to dress a pair of millstones’

SYNONYMS
smooth, polish, gloss, level, face

9‘Patrick dressed Michelle's hair in a sculptured style’

SYNONYMS
style, groom, arrange, comb, brush, do, put in order, straighten, adjust, preen, primp
informal fix

10‘the battalion dressed its ranks with precision’

SYNONYMS
line up, put in line, align, straighten, arrange, put into order, dispose, set out, get into columns, get into rows
fall in

noun

1‘she had on a long blue dress’

SYNONYMS
frock, gown, robe, shift

2‘at ten o'clock Morton put on full evening dress’

SYNONYMS
clothes, clothing, garments, attire, costume, outfit, ensemble, garb, turnout
finery, regalia
informal gear, get-up, togs, duds, garms, glad rags, schmutter
British informal clobber, kit, rig-out
North American informal threads
formal apparel, habiliment, raiment
archaic vestments

Phrases

    dress down

    ‘she was dressed down in a T shirt and torn jeans’


    SYNONYMS

    dress informally, dress casually, be untidy

    informal

    slob around

    ANTONYMS

    dress up, dress smartly

    dress something up

    ‘tabloids make their money by dressing up the prejudices of their readers as informed opinion’


    SYNONYMS

    present, represent, portray, depict, characterize

    embellish, enhance, touch up, embroider, gloss, adorn

    ginger up

    informal

    jazz up

    dress someone down

    ‘the president dressed down the media during the press conference’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    reprimand, rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove, reproach, scold, remonstrate with, berate, take to task, pull up, castigate, lambaste, read someone the Riot Act, give someone a piece of one's mind, lecture, criticize, censure

    British

    haul over the coals

    informal

    tell off, give someone a talking-to, give someone a telling-off, give someone a dressing-down, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking, rap, rap over the knuckles, slap someone's wrist, send someone away with a flea in their ear, let someone have it, bawl out, give someone hell, come down on, blow up, pitch into, lay into, lace into, give someone a caning, put on the mat, slap down, blast, rag, keelhaul

    British informal

    tick off, have a go at, carpet, give someone a mouthful, tear someone off a strip, give someone what for, give someone some stick, wig, give someone a wigging, give someone a row, row

    North American informal

    chew out, ream out

    Australian informal

    monster

    British vulgar slang

    bollock, give someone a bollocking

    North American vulgar slang

    chew someone's ass, ream someone's ass

    dated

    call down, rate, give someone a rating, trim

    rare

    reprehend, objurgate

    ANTONYMS

    praise, commend, compliment

    dress up

    1‘Angela loved dressing up’


    SYNONYMS

    dress smartly, dress formally, wear evening dress

    informal

    doll oneself up, dress to the nines, put on one's glad rags

    ANTONYMS

    dress casually, dress down

    2‘Hugh was dressed up as Santa Claus’


    SYNONYMS

    disguise oneself, dress

    put on fancy dress, wear a costume, put on a disguise, wear disguise