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  • nounuse, corrosion
  • verbbe clothed in
  • verbcorrode, use
  • verbbother, undermine
  • verbendure

synonyms for wear

  • wear and tear
  • abrasion
  • attrition
  • damage
  • depreciation
  • deterioration
  • dilapidation
  • diminution
  • disappearance
  • employment
  • erosion
  • friction
  • impairment
  • inroads
  • loss
  • mileage
  • service
  • usefulness
  • utility
  • waste
See also synonyms for: wearing / wore / worn
  • don
  • show
  • get on
  • cover
  • wrap
  • bear
  • carry
  • sport
  • put on
  • display
  • exhibit
  • array
  • harness
  • effect
  • attire
  • draw on
  • turn out
  • get into
  • slip on
  • be dressed in
  • clothe oneself
  • dress in
  • fit out
  • have on
  • suit up
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antonyms for wear

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  • building
  • construction
  • development
  • improvement
  • strengthening
  • please
  • cheer
  • rebuild
  • take off
  • leave alone
  • abandon
  • reject
  • delight
  • refresh
  • freshen
  • disrobe
  • unwrap
  • uncover
  • refuse
  • hide
  • conceal
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How to use wear in a sentence

The next dry day, she invariably looked worse for wear, as if she’d been shivering since our last encounter.
HOW A SICKLY SQUIRREL OFFERED ME UNEXPECTED COMFORTPAM SPRITZERFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They also suffer from far less wear and tear over the course of their lifespan.
BEST MECHANICAL KEYBOARD: GAME, CODE, TYPE, AND WORK SMOOTHER AND FASTERPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMFEBRUARY 4, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
It wouldn’t be unlike the shoewear company to promote a new technology for everyday wear and then incorporate it into their other shoe lines.
NIKE’S LACE-FREE SNEAKERS OFFER A PERFECT FIT YOU SIMPLY STEP INTOCLAIRE MALDARELLIFEBRUARY 2, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Then when I was pregnant with my son, working at the UN, and unable to find professional maternity wear that was long-lasting, sustainable, and comfortable, I realized there is a huge gap in the market here.
THE FUTURE OF MATERNITY WORKWEAR IS ALL IN THE DETAILSRACHEL KINGJANUARY 31, 2021FORTUNE
Microscopic wear and polish on a worn section of the Tabun stone resulted from it having been ground or rubbed against relatively soft material, such as animal hides or plants, the scientists conclude in the January Journal of Human Evolution.
THE OLDEST KNOWN ABRADING TOOL WAS USED AROUND 350,000 YEARS AGOBRUCE BOWERJANUARY 21, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Moosejaw then created personalized emails about skiing, emphasizing ski brands and cold-weather wear.
CUSTOMER DATA CAN HELP BRANDS BOOST LOYALTY AND BRAND REVENUEACQUIAJANUARY 12, 2021DIGIDAY
Work from home turned sweatpants into office wear and deepened the so-called “casualization” of the American wardrobe.
FROM PET ADOPTIONS TO D.I.Y. HOME IMPROVEMENT TO SWEATPANTS: 10 COVID-FUELED CONSUMER TRENDS THAT WILL ENDUREPHIL WAHBADECEMBER 20, 2020FORTUNE
“It’s not only for wear, but also for any flexible use,” says Chieh-Szu Huang.
FLEXIBLE DEVICES MAY HELP CLOTHES SOLAR POWER YOUR SCREENSSHI EN KIMDECEMBER 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The company says these should withstand five to seven days of “average wear.”
EIGHT MASKS THAT MAKE GREAT STOCKING STUFFERSJOHN KENNEDYDECEMBER 10, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The physical strain of caring for sick children is so immediate that Laura and her colleagues tend to disregard the emotional wear, to catastrophic effects.
EMMA GLASS’S ‘REST AND BE THANKFUL’ POWERFULLY DESCRIBES WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A HEALTH-CARE WORKERPETE TOSIELLODECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO WEAR

  • chafe
  • erode
  • grate
  • rub
  • rub off
  • scuff
  • triturate
  • wear
  • wear down
  • accoutrements
  • apparel
  • array
  • bib and tucker
  • clothes
  • costume
  • dress
  • duds
  • garb
  • garments
  • gear
  • getup
  • habit
  • outfit
  • raiment
  • things
  • threads
  • togs
  • uniform
  • vestment
  • wear
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