neaten

(redirected from neatens)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to neatens: neatened

neat·en

 (nēt′n)
tr.v. neat·ened, neat·en·ing, neat·ens
To put into order; make neat.

neaten

(ˈniːtən)
vb
(tr) to make neat; tidy

neat•en

(ˈnit n)

v.t.
to make neat.
[1895–1900]

neaten


Past participle: neatened
Gerund: neatening

Imperative
neaten
neaten
Present
I neaten
you neaten
he/she/it neatens
we neaten
you neaten
they neaten
Preterite
I neatened
you neatened
he/she/it neatened
we neatened
you neatened
they neatened
Present Continuous
I am neatening
you are neatening
he/she/it is neatening
we are neatening
you are neatening
they are neatening
Present Perfect
I have neatened
you have neatened
he/she/it has neatened
we have neatened
you have neatened
they have neatened
Past Continuous
I was neatening
you were neatening
he/she/it was neatening
we were neatening
you were neatening
they were neatening
Past Perfect
I had neatened
you had neatened
he/she/it had neatened
we had neatened
you had neatened
they had neatened
Future
I will neaten
you will neaten
he/she/it will neaten
we will neaten
you will neaten
they will neaten
Future Perfect
I will have neatened
you will have neatened
he/she/it will have neatened
we will have neatened
you will have neatened
they will have neatened
Future Continuous
I will be neatening
you will be neatening
he/she/it will be neatening
we will be neatening
you will be neatening
they will be neatening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been neatening
you have been neatening
he/she/it has been neatening
we have been neatening
you have been neatening
they have been neatening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been neatening
you will have been neatening
he/she/it will have been neatening
we will have been neatening
you will have been neatening
they will have been neatening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been neatening
you had been neatening
he/she/it had been neatening
we had been neatening
you had been neatening
they had been neatening
Conditional
I would neaten
you would neaten
he/she/it would neaten
we would neaten
you would neaten
they would neaten
Past Conditional
I would have neatened
you would have neatened
he/she/it would have neatened
we would have neatened
you would have neatened
they would have neatened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.neaten - put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!"
make up, make - put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room"
order - bring order to or into; "Order these files"
clean house, houseclean, clean - clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"
2.neaten - care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"
cleanse, clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
shave - remove body hair with a razor
comb out, comb, disentangle - smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb; "comb your hair before dinner"; "comb the wool"
coiffe, coiffure, coif, arrange, do, dress, set - arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
mousse, gel - apply a styling gel to; "she mousses her hair"
pomade - apply pomade to (hair)
clean up - make oneself clean, presentable or neat; "Clean up before you go to the party"
make up - apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier; "She makes herself up every morning"
manicure - care for (one's hand) by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.
barber - perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of
pedicure - care for one's feet by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.
doll up, glam up, pretty up, do up - use special care in dressing, making-up, etc.; "She dolled herself up for the night out with her friends"
slick up, smarten up, spruce, spruce up - dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion; "He spruced up for the party"
perfume, scent - apply perfume to; "She perfumes herself every day"
beautify, fancify, prettify, embellish - make more beautiful

neaten

verb tidy up, trim, clean up, groom, tidy, spruce up, smarten up, put in order, put to rights, make neat, straighten out or up, arrange Trim and neaten the edges of the fabric.

neaten

verb
1. To make or keep (an area) clean and orderly.Also used with up:
clean (up), clear (up), police, spruce (up), straighten (up), tidy (up).
2. To make neat and trim; make presentable.Also used with up:
clean (up), freshen (up), groom, slick up, spruce (up), tidy (up), trig (out), trim.
Translations

neaten

[ˈniːtn] VT [+ desk] → arreglar, ordenar; [+ handwriting] → esmerarse con
she neatened her skirtse alisó la falda
to neaten one's hairarreglarse el pelo, retocarse el peinado

neaten

vt (also neaten up)in Ordnung bringen; phrasingglätten
References in periodicals archive ?
So a bit of prudent pruning not only neatens the garden, but helps shrubs come back stronger and shapelier.
It neatens up the edges while the clipper takes any remaining hair down to the desired length to leave you fuzz free.
A dado rail neatens the top and there's a special trim for the vertical edges.