Synonyms of wear in English:



  • 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


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  • 1 you won't get much wear out of that
    use, wearing, service, utility, value
    informal mileage
  • 3 the varnish will withstand wear
    damage, friction, erosion, attrition, abrasion; weathering


wear down

he wore down her resistance gradually overcomeslowly reduceerodewear awayexhaustundermine

wear off

the novelty soon wore off fadediminishlessendwindledecreasewaneebbpeter outfizzle outpalldisappearrun out

wear on

the afternoon wore on passelapseproceedadvanceprogressgo byroll bymarch onslip by/awayfly by/past

wear out

  • 1.1 the fabric will eventually wear out
    deteriorate, become worn, wear thin, fray, become threadbare, wear through

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