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wear

Synonyms of wear in English:

verb

  • 1 he wore a suit
    dress in, be clothed in, have on, sport, model;
    put on, don
  • 2 Barbara wore a smile
    bear, have (on one's face), show, display, exhibit;
    give, put on, assume
  • 3 the bricks have been worn down
    erode, abrade, rub away, grind away, wash away, crumble (away), wear down;
    corrode, eat away (at), dissolve
  • 4 the tires are wearing well
    last, endure, hold up, bear up, prove durable
  • noun

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  • 1 you won't get much wear out of that
    use, wearing, service, utility, value
    informal mileage
  • 2 evening wear
    informal getup, gear, togs, duds
    formal apparel
    literary array
  • 3 the varnish will withstand wear
    damage, friction, erosion, attrition, abrasion;
    weathering
  • Phrases

    wear down
    1
    he wore down her resistance
    gradually overcome, slowly reduce, erode, wear away, exhaust, undermine
    wear off
    2
    the novelty soon wore off
    fade, diminish, lessen, dwindle, decrease, wane, ebb, peter out, fizzle out, pall, disappear, run out
    wear on
    3
    the afternoon wore on
    pass, elapse, proceed, advance, progress, go by, roll by, march on, slip by/away, fly by/past
    wear out
    4
  • 1.1 the fabric will eventually wear out
    deteriorate, become worn, wear thin, fray, become threadbare, wear through
  • 2.1 the grandkids wore me out
    fatigue, tire out, weary, exhaust, drain, sap, overtax, enervate, debilitate, jade, prostrate
    informal poop, frazzle, do in
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