verb (used with object)
to make neat: a day spent neatening the kitchen shelves.

1895–1900; neat1 + -en1 Unabridged
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neaten (ˈniːtən)
(tr) to make neat; tidy

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Example sentences
After bloom is over, thin and neaten plants by cutting older, tattered stems to the ground.
Trim all around cake with a long sharp knife to neaten edges.
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