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neaten

[neet-n]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to make neat: a day spent neatening the kitchen shelves.
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Origin of neaten

First recorded in 1895–1900; neat1 + -en1
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neaten

verb
  1. (tr) to make neat; tidy
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Word Origin and History for neaten

v.

1898, from neat (adj.) + -en (1). Related: Neatened; neatening.

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