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attire (v.)

c. 1300, atiren, "to fit out, equip; to dress in finery, to adorn," from Old French atirer, earlier atirier "to equip, ready, prepare," from a- "to" (see ad-) + tire "order, row, dress" (see tier). Related: Attired; attiring.

attire (n.)

c. 1300, "equipment of a man-at-arms; apparel, dress, clothes," from attire (v.).

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Definitions of attire
1
attire (v.)
put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive;
Synonyms: overdress / dress up / fig out / fig up / deck up / gussy up / fancy up / trick up / deck out / trick out / prink / get up / rig out / tog up / tog out
2
attire (n.)
clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion;
formal attire
Synonyms: garb / dress
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