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Definition of "neaten" []

  • To put into order; make neat. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "neaten" in a sentence
  • "It's time to neaten up and reconsider the good old-fashioned blanket"
  • "When told of her husband's efforts to neaten the home that day, Ms. Leight laughed, then said he's actually loosened up over the years."
  • "For projects with no hope of making the deadline, workers toiled instead to put up screening walls, or to neaten the piles of I-beams and rebar that normally littered the sites."