"grooming" in the noun sense
1. training, preparation, grooming
activity leading to skilled behavior
2. dressing, grooming
the activity of getting dressed putting on clothes
"grooming" in the verb sense
1. prepare, groom, train
educate for a future role or function
"He is grooming his son to become his successor"
"The prince was prepared to become King one day"
"They trained him to be a warrior"
2. dress, groom, curry
give a neat appearance to
"groom the dogs"
"dress the horses"
3. groom, neaten
care for one's external appearance
"He is always well-groomed"
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