(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. bridegroom, benedict. See marriage, servant. — v. dress, tend, polish, curry; coach, train.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A male servant]
Syn. hostler, stable boy, equerry; see servant .
2. [A man being married]
Syn. bridegroom, husband, spouse, benedict, married man, successful suitor; see also husband .
Syn. make presentable, make attractive, make acceptable, rub down, remove crudity, refine, get into being, comb, brush, ready, tidy, refresh, curry, spruce up*, pretty up*, slick up*; see also prepare 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
bridegroom, husband, spouse, partner.
1. clean up tidy, neaten, prepare, dress, freshen up, brush, comb, curry, primp, *fix up, preen, tend to one's toilette.
2. train prepare, educate.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To make neat and trim; make presentable: clean (up), freshen (up), neaten (up), slick up, spruce (up), tidy (up), trig (out), trim. See ORDER.

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  • Groom — Groom, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Groomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grooming}.] To tend or care for, or to curry or clean, as a, horse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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