dress as


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dress (up) as (someone or something)

1. To wear clothing or accessories that cause someone or something to look like someone or something else. My daughter plans to dress up as Madonna for Halloween.
2. To outfit someone or something in clothing or accessories. In this usage a noun or pronoun can be used between "dress" and "up" or "as" (if "up" is not being used). I have a friend who really enjoys dressing her dachshund as different historical figures.
See also: dress

dress (up) as someone or something

to dress in the manner of someone or something. l am going to dress up as a ghost for Halloween. Larry will dress up as the pumpkin from Cinderella.
See also: dress
References in classic literature ?
Very far from it, my dear Miss Monson--as far as possible--I am the last man to decry my beautiful countrywomen, who are second to no others in appearance, certainly; if they do not dress as richly, it is because they do not need it.
Girls are looking for a more classic, elegant-style dress as they want to look sophisticated and grown-up.
But people are look-look ing to buy a dress as an investment so they can wear it again in the future.
There was a constant tension between white demands on African American dress for both domestic slaves and field hands and the slaves' fight for as much autonomy within their dress as they could maintain.
Thus, like social actors, the state changes dress as well.
Dress as means of authenticating social categories, legitimating and contesting authority, and as means of the producing and reproducing values(11) is a central component of my argument.
Studying dress as a whole category has also the benefit of moving the hijab away from the religious/Islamic domain to the political domain.