Definition of robe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

robe

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rəʊb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//roʊb//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they robe
BrE BrE//rəʊb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//roʊb//
 
he / she / it robes
BrE BrE//rəʊbz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//roʊbz//
 
past simple robed
BrE BrE//rəʊbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//roʊbd//
 
past participle robed
BrE BrE//rəʊbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//roʊbd//
 
-ing form robing
BrE BrE//ˈrəʊbɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈroʊbɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] robe somebody/yourself (in something) (formal) to dress somebody/yourself in long loose clothes or in the way mentioned a robed choir The priests were robed in black. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, from the Germanic base (in the sense ‘booty’) of rob (because clothing was an important component of booty).
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