To make oneself neat and smart in appearance:
To decorate, especially by adding a border or contrasting element:
To dress or groom (oneself) with meticulous or excessive attention to detail.
To lend beauty to:
(Informal) Entirely; wholly:
To clean and brush (an animal).
To raise (the head, ears, etc.) briskly or spiritedly
An area in air, water, soil, or rock containing pollutants released from a single source. A plume often spreads in the environment due to the action of wind, currents, or gravity.
To continue a course of action, especially in spite of difficulties:
(Rare) To make proud
To cut away or remove unnecessary parts
To make less crude; polish or refine
(Obs.) To rejoice at; celebrate
Find another word for preen. In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for preen, like: spruce, trim, primp, dress, dress up, adorn, clean, groom, neaten, perk and plume.