clothe

[ klohth ]
/ kloʊð /
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verb (used with object), clothed or clad, cloth·ing.

to dress; attire.
to provide with clothing.
to cover with or as with clothing.

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Origin of clothe

before 950; Middle English clothen,Old English clāthian, derivative of clāthcloth

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH clothe

cloth, clothe , clothes
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British Dictionary definitions for clothe

clothe
/ (kləʊð) /

verb clothes, clothing, clothed or clad (tr)

to dress or attire (a person)
to provide with clothing or covering
to conceal or disguise
to endow or invest

Word Origin for clothe

Old English clāthian, from clāth cloth; related to Old Norse klætha
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