See also: dress-up
- (intransitive) To put on special or fancy clothes.
- Antonym: dress down
- Everyone dressed up for the graduation ball.
- I want a job where I don't have to dress up.
- (intransitive, often with 'as') To put on a costume portraying oneself as a particular type of character or well-known person.
- We're having a party on Saturday, but you must dress up as a famous historical figure.
- (transitive, often with 'as') To put a costume on (someone) portraying them as a particular type of character or well-known person.
- The cat hated when they dressed him up for Halloween.
- (transitive) To decorate; to prettify.
- (transitive) To present in a favorable light.
- Synonym: spin
- You can dress up that proposal however you want; it's still going to go over like a lead balloon.
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to put on special or fancy clothes
to put on a costume portraying oneself as a particular character or figure