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beautify

verb beau·ti·fy \ˈbyü-tə-ˌfī\

: to make (something) beautiful or more beautiful

beau·ti·fiedbeau·ti·fy·ing

Full Definition of BEAUTIFY

transitive verb
:  to make beautiful or add beauty to
intransitive verb
:  to grow beautiful
beau·ti·fi·ca·tion \ˌbyü-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
beau·ti·fi·er \ˈbyü-tə-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of BEAUTIFY

  1. Fresh flowers beautify every room.
  2. <beautified the roadside landscape by planting flowers>

First Known Use of BEAUTIFY

1526

Synonym Discussion of BEAUTIFY

adorn, decorate, ornament, embellish, beautify, deck, garnish mean to enhance the appearance of something by adding something unessential. adorn implies an enhancing by something beautiful in itself <a diamond necklace adorned her neck>. decorate suggests relieving plainness or monotony by adding beauty of color or design <decorate a birthday cake>. ornament and embellish imply the adding of something extraneous, ornament stressing the heightening or setting off of the original <a white house ornamented with green shutters>, embellish often stressing the adding of superfluous or adventitious ornament <embellish a page with floral borders>. beautify adds to embellish a suggestion of counterbalancing plainness or ugliness <will beautify the grounds with flower beds>. deck implies the addition of something that contributes to gaiety, splendor, or showiness <a house all decked out for Christmas>. garnish suggests decorating with a small final touch and is used especially in referring to the serving of food <an entrée garnished with parsley>.
BEAUTIFY Defined for Kids

beautify

verb beau·ti·fy \ˈbyü-tə-ˌfī\
beau·ti·fiedbeau·ti·fy·ing

Definition of BEAUTIFY for Kids

:  to make beautiful <We beautified the room with flowers.>

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