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tailor

tai·lor

tailor

 
 
pronunciation:
teI lr
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who makes, alters, or repairs clothing, esp. men's suits and coats.
similar words:
clothier, couturier, dressmaker, modiste, seamstress, sewer
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: tailored, tailoring, tailors
definition: to engage in the work of a tailor.
synonyms:
sew, stitch
similar words:
design
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to make or alter (a suit, coat, or the like).
The jacket was too loose-fitting, so I had it tailored.
synonyms:
customize, fit, sew, stitch
similar words:
alter, design, fabricate, fashion, hem, seam
definition 2: to fashion or adapt for a particular need, purpose, or the like.
The new buses are tailored to the needs of people with disabilities.The advertising campaign is tailored to appeal to wealthy women.The concert series is especially tailored for young people.
synonyms:
adapt, customize, fashion, fit
similar words:
adjust, orient, slant, suit
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