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tr.v. be·di·zened, be·di·zen·ing, be·di·zens
To ornament or dress in a showy or gaudy manner.
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(tr) archaic to dress or decorate gaudily or tastelessly
[C17: from be- + obsolete dizen to dress up, of uncertain origin]
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be•di•zen(bɪˈdaɪ zən, -ˈdɪz ən)
to dress or adorn gaudily or tastelessly.
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Past participle: bedizened
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|Verb||1.||bedizen - decorate tastelessly|
|2.||bedizen - dress up garishly and tastelessly|
attire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up, gussy up, overdress, prink, get up - 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"
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