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tr.v. neat·ened, neat·en·ing, neat·ens
To put into order; make neat.
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(tr) to make neat; tidy
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to make neat.
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Past participle: neatened
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|Verb||1.||neaten - put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!"|
order - bring order to or into; "Order these files"
|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"
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"
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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.
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1. To make or keep (an area) clean and orderly.Also used with up:
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neaten[ˈniːtn] VT [+ desk] → arreglar, ordenar; [+ handwriting] → esmerarse con
she neatened her skirt → se alisó la falda
to neaten one's hair → arreglarse el pelo, retocarse el peinado
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