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 for dress up
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dress up
      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]
      2: make something appear superficially attractive; "The
         researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data"; "Don't
         try to dress up the unpleasant truth" [syn: dress up,
      3: put a caparison on; "caparison the horses for the festive
         occasion" [syn: caparison, bard, barde, dress up]
      4: dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
         [syn: costume, dress up]
      5: dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris
         fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie" [syn: dress,
         dress up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  90 Moby Thesaurus words for "dress up":
     adorn, apparel, array, attire, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, belie,
     blazon, camouflage, clad, clothe, color, dandify, deck, deck out,
     decorate, disguise, distort, dizen, doll up, dress, embellish,
     emblazon, embroider, enclothe, enrich, falsify, fancy up, fig out,
     fix up, fudge, furbish, garb, garble, garment, garnish, get up,
     gild, gloss, gloss over, grace, gussy up, mask, miscite, miscolor,
     misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, ornament, overdress,
     overstate, paint, pervert, prank, prank up, preen, prettify,
     pretty up, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, rag out, raiment,
     redecorate, redo, refurbish, set off, set out, slant, slick,
     slick up, smarten, smarten up, smug, spiff, spruce up, strain,
     titivate, toggle, trick out, trick up, trim, twist, understate,
     varnish, warp, whitewash

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