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What is another word for grooming?

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The act of making oneself presentable in appearance
“Having just finished the grooming of herself, she reached to fix his collar.”
The act of coaching or mentoring someone
“The chapter also highlights the importance of fieldwork in the grooming of students as social workers.”
The caring for horses or other animals by brushing and cleaning them
“The grooming of the horse is all right. I don't mean to currycomb so as to scratch the skin, but I do mean a proper cleaning of the horse.”
Male grooming, involving shaving or waxing body hair
The application of treatments and techniques to enhance physical appearance and promote beauty
The act of self-care and tending to one's appearance through preening, primping, and titivating
Present participle for to spend time improving one's (or someone else's) appearance
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“If I grab an extra hour of sleep, hurriedly shave and groom myself before rushing off to work, I will find myself facing circumstances that I cannot manage.”
Present participle for to make something look (more) presentable
“Women here and there did the laundry, helped groom the rooms in the Pinecone Hotel and, in general, performed the services that men were loathe to do.”
Present participle for to brush or comb in order to make presentable
“Arthur began to groom the horse's coat the best he could through the blurry vision that took over his eyesight.”
Present participle for to prepare oneself for an event or task
“I followed Amber's example and went to my room to groom myself for the hours ahead.”
Present participle for to train or instruct someone for a role or task
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“He said the current system made it difficult for any coach to groom players as they could be snatched by those with too much money.”
Present participle for to train so as to cause to be accustomed to, or ready for, something
Present participle for to develop or perform work on something to improve it
Present participle for to clip or trim with shears or a shearing tool
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