dress for (someone or something)

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dress for (someone or something)

1. To wear certain clothes in order to make someone else happy. I'm sorry, mom, but I'm 25 years old—I can't dress for you anymore!
2. To wear clothing that is appropriate for a specific occasion or outcome (as in the phrase "dress for success"). You're dressed for a trip to the mall, not a formal event. Please go change. I dressed for success in a suit and tie, but I don't think the recruiter was very impressed with me.
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dress for someone

to clothe oneself to please someone. I don't dress for you! Don't tell me how I should look! Sally says she dresses for her friends, but she really dresses for herself.
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dress for something

to clothe oneself suitably for some occasion or activity, or for success. Finally, I learned to dress for success. I can wear my tuxedo if you want me to dress for the formal dinner.
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2 -- 4 -- color) Dressing for the first day of school is a test for some students of their school's dress code.
Seventeen patients wore the dressing for 5 to 7 consecutive days; the other three patients either removed their dressing or had it fall off within 48 hours of placement.
Each product is color-coded to help the caregiver select the proper dressing for the wound condition.
The new dressing, Covaclear-Ag(TM), offers the benefits of collagen and antimicrobial silver in a transparent moist dressing for a positive wound healing environment.
The newest wound care brands are Versiva(R) absorbent dressing and AQUACEL(R) Ag antimicrobial wound dressing for acute and chronic wounds.
On Wednesday, workers created a bridal scene using Katiey Kelin's gown as its centerpiece, window dressing for a store that raises money for research to help cancer patients like Kelin.
R) GranuFoam(TM) Heel Dressing, an application-specific dressing for advanced wound healing, is designed to fit the contours of the heel to aid in the treatment of chronic and difficult-to-treat wounds.
Men are dressing for success, but in a whole new way," said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst with The NPD Group.
TIAX is currently seeking a partner in the wound care industry to manufacture the dressing for commercialization in the U.
Dermagran Zinc-Saline Wet Dressing was approved as a wet-to-dry dressing for removal of devitalized tissue in the management of vascular stasis ulcers.