AskDefine | Define neaten

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1 put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!" [syn: tidy, tidy up, clean up, straighten, straighten out, square away]
2 care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed" [syn: groom]

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  1. Make neat; arrange in an orderly, tidy way: she made an attempt to neaten her hair.


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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

clean up, clear the decks, clear up, fix up, groom, police, police up, put in order, put in trim, spruce, spruce up, straighten out, straighten up, tidy, tidy up, trig, trig up, trim, trim up
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