Synonyms for attireəˈtaɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attire, garb, dress(verb)

    clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

    Synonyms:
    clothes, apparel, dress, garb, attire, frock, wearing apparel

  2. overdress, dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog out(verb)

    put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

    Synonyms:
    deck out, prink, drum, rise, dress, prepare, gussy up, bone up, mug up, fancy up, costume, elevate, uprise, barde, trick up, rig out, tog up, grind away, lift, deck up, cram, arise, swot up, bring up, organize, window-dress, swot, caparison, organise, stand up, bard, raise, work up, attire, get up, bone, turn out, fig out, dress up, trick out, devise, tog out, overclothe, overdress, machinate, fig up

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. attire

    Clothing denotes the entire covering of the body, taken as a whole; clothes and garments view it as composed of separate parts. Clothes, clothing, and garments may be used of inner or outer covering; all the other words in the list (with possible rare exceptions in the case of raiment) refer to the outer garments. Array, raiment, and vesture are archaic or poetic; so, too, is habit, except in technical use to denote a lady's riding-dress. The word vestments is now rare, except in ecclesiastical use. Apparel and attire are most frequently used of somewhat complete and elegant outer clothing, tho Shakespeare speaks of "poor and mean attire." Dress may be used, specifically, for a woman's gown, and in that sense may be either rich or shabby; but in the general sense it denotes outer clothing which is meant to be elegant, complete, and appropriate to some social or public occasion; as, full dress, court dress, evening dress, etc. Dress has now largely displaced apparel and attire. Garb denotes the clothing characteristic of some class, profession, or the like; as, the garb of a priest. Costume is chiefly used for that which befits an assumed character; as, a theatrical costume; we sometimes speak of a national costume, etc.

    Synonyms:
    apparel, array, clothes, clothing, costume, dress, garb, garments, habiliments, habit, raiment, robes, uniform, vestments, vesture

    Antonyms:
    bareness, disarray, dishabille, exposure, nakedness, nudity, undress

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