aankleden

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From aan +‎ kleden.

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aankleden (past singular kleedde aan, past participle aangekleed)

  1. (transitive, literally) To dress, put clothing on someone or something
    Welke idioot heeft de kat aangekleed?
    What idiot put clothes on the cat?
  2. (reflexive) To get dressed, put clothes on oneself
    Haastig kleedde hij zich aan zodra hij iemand hoorde naderen.
    Hastily he got dressed as soon as he heard someone approaching.
  3. (transitive) To furnish with textile, furniture, decorations etc.
    Het vergt goede smaak om een fraaie kamer stijlvol aan te kleden.
    It takes good taste to furnish a nice room stylishly.
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To dress up, present with embellishments, excuses etc.
    Kleed het aan zoals je wil, daarvoor zal pa je vel willen!
    Dress it up all you want, dad will have your hide for that!

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