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 for attire
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Attire \At*tire"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attired; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Attiring.] [OE. atiren to array, dispose, arrange, OF.
     atirier; [`a] (L. ad) + F. tire rank, order, row; of Ger.
     origin: cf. As. tier row, OHG. ziar[imac], G. zier, ornament,
     zieren to adorn. Cf. Tire a headdress.]
     To dress; to array; to adorn; esp., to clothe with elegant or
     splendid garments.
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           Finely attired in a robe of white.       --Shak.
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           With the linen miter shall he be attired. --Lev. xvi.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Attire \At*tire"\, n.
     1. Dress; clothes; headdress; anything which dresses or
        adorns; esp., ornamental clothing.
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              Earth in her rich attire.             --Milton.
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              I 'll put myself in poor and mean attire. --Shak.
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              Can a maid forget her ornament, or a bride her
              attire?                               --Jer. ii. 32.
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     2. The antlers, or antlers and scalp, of a stag or buck.
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     3. (Bot.) The internal parts of a flower, included within the
        calyx and the corolla. [Obs.] --Johnson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  attire
      n 1: clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular
           occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress" [syn: attire,
           garb, dress]
      v 1: put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and
           attractive; "She never dresses up, even when she goes to
           the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the
           party" [syn: 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] [ant: dress down, underdress]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "attire":
     accouter, apparel, appoint, arm, array, bedeck, bedizenment,
     bedrape, bundle up, clad, clothe, clothes, clothing, costume, deck,
     dight, drape, drapery, dress, dressing, dud, duds, enclothe, endue,
     enrobe, enshroud, envelop, enwrap, equip, fashion, fatigues,
     feathers, fig, garb, garment, garments, gear, guise, habiliment,
     habiliments, habilitate, habit, invest, investiture, investment,
     lap, linen, muffle up, outfit, rag out, rags, raiment, robe, robes,
     sheathe, shroud, sportswear, style, swaddle, swathe, things,
     threads, tire, togs, toilette, trim, vestment, vesture, wear,
     wearing apparel, wrap, wrap up
  
  

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