neaten(redirected from neatening)
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tr.v. neat·ened, neat·en·ing, neat·ens
To put into order; make neat.
(tr) to make neat; tidy
to make neat.
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"