1 clothe, put on (clothing or clothes), attire, apparel, outfit, fit out, garb, accoutre or US also accouter; array, bedeck, deck out, rig out, smarten up:
They dressed him to look like a prince.
2 array, equip, adorn, decorate, deck out, arrange:
He has a job dressing shop windows.
3 bandage, treat, medicate, doctor:
After dressing my wound they gave me a sedative.
4 dress down. reprimand, scold, berate, castigate, rebuke, reprove, upbraid, Colloq tell off, haul (someone) over the coals, Brit tear (someone) off a strip, US and Canadian chew out, US rake (someone) over the coals, tee off on (someone):
The colonel dressed us down and cancelled all leave.
5 dress up.
(a) put on dinner or formal clothes, put on one's (Sunday) best (clothes), Colloq put on one's best bib and tucker or one's glad rags:
On the cruise, we dressed up in our dinner-jackets every night.
(b) (put on a) costume, disguise, masquerade, camouflage, put on fancy dress:
The children dressed up as goblins for Hallowe'en.
6 frock, gown, outfit, costume, Colloq get-up:
Why not wear your new dress to the dance tonight?