[v] 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"
[v] dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
[v] dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
[v] make something appear superficially attractive; "The researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data"; "Don't try to dress up the unpleasant truth"
[v] put a caparison on; of horses
attire, bard, caparison, deck out, deck up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up, window-dress