Meaning of WEAR in English

n. 25B6; verb

he wore a suit : DRESS IN, be clothed in, have on, sport; put on, don.

Barbara wore a smile : BEAR, have (on one's face), show, display, exhibit; give, put on, assume.

the bricks have been worn down : ERODE, abrade, rub away, grind away, wash away, crumble (away), wear down; corrode, eat away (at), dissolve.

the tyres are wearing well : LAST, endure, hold up, bear up, prove durable.

(Brit. informal) I've asked him twice, but he won't wear it : ALLOW, permit, authorize, sanction, condone, indulge, agree to, approve of; put up with, take, stand, support; accept, stomach, swallow, tolerate, countenance; informal hack, abide; Brit. informal stick; formal brook; archaic suffer.

25B6; noun

you won't get much wear out of that : USE, wearing, service, utility, value; informal mileage.

evening wear : CLOTHES, clothing, garments, dress, attire, garb, wardrobe; informal get-up, gear, togs; Brit. informal kit, clobber; formal apparel; poetic/literary array.

the varnish which will withstand wear : DAMAGE, friction, erosion, attrition, abrasion.

25A0; wear something down he wore down her resistance : GRADUALLY OVERCOME, slowly reduce, erode, wear away, exhaust, undermine.

25A0; wear off the novelty soon wore off : FADE, diminish, lessen, dwindle, decrease, wane, ebb, peter out, fizzle out, pall, disappear, vanish, run out.

25A0; wear on the afternoon wore on : PASS, elapse, proceed, advance, progress, go by, roll by, march on, slip by/away, fly by/past.

25A0; wear out DETERIORATE, become worn, wear thin, fray, become threadbare, go into holes, wear through.

25A0; wear something out USE UP, consume, go through.

25A0; wear someone out FATIGUE, tire out, weary, exhaust, drain, sap, overtax, enervate, debilitate, jade, prostrate; informal whack, poop, shatter, frazzle, do in; Brit. informal knacker.

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