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
  • 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
    clothes, clothing, garments, dress, attire, garb, wardrobe
    informal getup, gear, togs, duds
    formal apparel
    literary array
  • 3 the varnish will withstand wear
    damage, friction, erosion, attrition, abrasion; weathering
  • Phrases

    wear down

    he wore down her resistancegradually overcomeslowly reduceerodewear awayexhaustundermine

    wear off

    the novelty soon wore offfadediminishlessendwindledecreasewaneebbpeter outfizzle outpalldisappearrun out

    wear on

    the afternoon wore onpasselapseproceedadvanceprogressgo 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
  • 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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