preclothe

clothe

[klohth]
verb (used with object), clothed or clad, clothing.
1.
to dress; attire.
2.
to provide with clothing.
3.
to cover with or as with clothing.

Origin:
before 950; Middle English clothen, Old English clāthian, derivative of clāth cloth

half-clothed, adjective
preclothe, verb (used with object), preclothed, preclothing.
reclothe, verb (used with object), reclothed or reclad, reclothing.
underclothed, adjective
well-clothed, adjective

close, cloth, clothe, clothes, cloze (see synonym study at close).


1. robe, garb, array, accouter, bedeck.
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clothe (kləʊð)
 
vb , clothes, clothing, clothed, clad
1.  to dress or attire (a person)
2.  to provide with clothing or covering
3.  to conceal or disguise
4.  to endow or invest
 
[Old English clāthian, from clāthcloth; related to Old Norse klætha]

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clothe
O.E. claþian (see cloth).
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