1. wear, have on

usage: be dressed in; "She was wearing yellow that day"

2. wear, bear, have, feature

usage: have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"

3. wear, have, feature

usage: have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality; "He always wears a smile"

4. wear, wear off, wear out, wear down, wear thin, deteriorate

usage: deteriorate through use or stress; "The constant friction wore out the cloth"

5. wear, have, feature

usage: have or show an appearance of; "wear one's hair in a certain way"

6. wear, hold out, endure, last, endure

usage: last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"

7. break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart, decay, crumble, dilapidate

usage: go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

8. tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue, indispose

usage: exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"

9. wear, put on, get into, don, assume, dress, get dressed

usage: put clothing on one's body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans"


1. worn (vs. new), aged, attrited, battered, clapped out, creaky, decrepit, derelict, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegone, dog-eared, eared, eroded, scoured, frayed, mangy, mangey, moth-eaten, mothy, played out, ragged, raddled, worn-out, moth-eaten, ratty, shabby, tatty, scruffy, seedy, shopworn, shopsoiled, tattered, tatterdemalion, threadbare, thumbed, vermiculate, worm-eaten, wormy, waterworn, weather-beaten, weatherworn, weathered, well-worn, old

usage: affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"

2. careworn, drawn, haggard, raddled, worn, tired (vs. rested)

usage: showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering; "looking careworn as she bent over her mending"; "her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness"; "that raddled but still noble face"; "shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens

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