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Preen

n.1.A forked tool used by clothiers in dressing cloth.
v. t.1.To dress with, or as with, a preen; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers; - said of birds.
[imp. & p. p. Preened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Preening.]
2.To trim up, as trees.
3.To dress (oneself) carefully or stylishly; to primp.
4.To pride (oneself) on one's accomplishments; to congratulate (oneself).
v. i.1.To dress up neatly and smartly; to make oneself well-groomed and well-dressed.
2.To feel proud of one's achievement; to swell or gloat.
Verb1.preen - clean with one's bill; "The birds preened"
Synonyms: plume
2.preen - pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
Synonyms: congratulate
3.preen - dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera"
Synonyms: primp, dress, plume
adorn, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, brush up, clean, color, dandify, deck, deck out, decorate, dizen, doll up, dress, dress up, embellish, emblazon, embroider, enrich, fettle, fig out, fix up, furbish, garnish, grace, groom, gussy up, manicure, ornament, paint, pique, plume, prank, prank up, prettify, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, redecorate, redo, refurbish, set off, set out, smarten, smarten up, spruce up, titivate, trick out, trick up, trim
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