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Literal UsePlay
Directly relates to dressing someone or something, often used in caretaking or support contexts. SlideAfter the game, she clothed the shivering dog in a warm blanket.
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Used when discussing dressing for special occasions or with special attire. SlideThe knights were clothed in armor for the ceremony.
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Sometimes used in metaphoric or idiomatic expressions, meaning to cover up or disguise. SlideThe spy clothed his intentions with a friendly demeanor.