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