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

      

    style

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//staɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//staɪl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they style
    BrE BrE//staɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//staɪl//
     
    he / she / it styles
    BrE BrE//staɪlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//staɪlz//
     
    past simple styled
    BrE BrE//staɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//staɪld//
     
    past participle styled
    BrE BrE//staɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//staɪld//
     
    -ing form styling
    BrE BrE//ˈstaɪlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstaɪlɪŋ//
     
     
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    clothes/hair, etc.
  1. 1style something to design, make or shape something in a particular way an elegantly styled jacket He'd had his hair styled at an expensive salon.
  2. give name/title
  3. 2style somebody/something/yourself + noun (formal) to give somebody/something/yourself a particular name or title He styled himself Major Carter. The company was originally styled ‘Imperial Designs’.
  4. Word Origin Middle English (denoting a stylus, also a literary composition, an official title, or a characteristic manner of literary expression): from Old French stile, from Latin stilus. The verb dates (first in sense (2)) from the early 16th cent. Phrasal Verbsstyle something on somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: style