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.
See also: dress

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.
See also: dress
References in classic literature ?
You forget, dear D'Artagnan, that a poor bishop of Vannes is not rich enough to have new dresses for every
de Percerin," Aramis continued, "you are making five dresses for the king, are you not?
I didn't trouble my head about getting pretty dresses for you.
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