clothe-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: put clothes on

Commentary: Notes: may be used metaphorically Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] CLOTHE NP2[patient] (PP[theme]) NP1[theme] CLOTHE NP2[patient]

In return, Albertinelli was to teach, clothe, and provide for Piero.
It may be well here to clothe the Latin words of the Pope in an English dress.
They clothed him in a purple cloak.
In order to hide her changing shape from the neighbours, she foolishly clothed her in a sack.
A grand unbroken forest clothed the hills to their summits.
An ample robe clothed him.

VerbNet: dress-41.1.1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: clothe.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: furnish with power or authority

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate|organization]] CLOTHE NP2[patient[animate]] (PP[theme]) NP1[theme] CLOTHE NP2[patient[animate]]

The official was clothed with authority of law.
The Administrator must be clothed with authority.
You are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.
Unless clothed with power by owner no one can transfer title to another's land.
Suddenly, a vast power clothed him.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2