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British English: /drɛs/
American English: /drɛs/

Translation of dress in French:


  • 1 (item of women's clothing) a silk/cotton dress
    une robe de soie/de coton
    before n (material, pattern, design)
    de robe
  • 2
    uncountable (clothing) vêtements (mpl)
    tenue (f)
    his style of dress
    son style vestimentaire
    casual/formal dress
    tenue décontractée/habillée

transitive verb

  • 2 (decorate)
    décorer (Christmas tree)
    pavoiser (ship)
    to dress a shop window
    faire une vitrine

intransitive verb

  • 1 (put on clothes) to dress in a suit/uniform
    mettre un costume/un uniforme
    to dress in red/black
    s'habiller en rouge/noir
    to dress for dinner/for the theatre
    s'habiller pour dîner/pour aller au théâtre
  • 2 (Military)

reflexive verb

also: dressed past participle adjective


dressed to kill

habillé de façon irrésistible

Phrasal verbs

dress down

1 dress down
s'habiller ‘décontracté’
2 dress [somebody] down, dress down [somebody]

dress up

1 dress up 1.1 (smartly) 1.2 (in fancy dress)
se déguiser (as en)
2 dress [somebody] up, dress up [somebody] (disguise) 3 dress [something] up, dress up [something] (improve)
agrémenter (garment, outfit)
agrémenter, enjoliver (facts, policy)
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