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prettify

verb pret·ti·fy \ˈpri-tə-ˌfī, ˈpər-, ˈpr-\

: to make (something) pretty

: to make (something) seem better or more attractive than it really is

pret·ti·fiedpret·ti·fy·ing

Full Definition of PRETTIFY

transitive verb
:  to make pretty
pret·ti·fi·ca·tion \ˌpri-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən, ˌpər-, ˌpr-\ noun
pret·ti·fi·er \ˈpri-tə-ˌfī(-ə)r, ˈpər-, ˈpr-\ noun

Examples of PRETTIFY

  1. The city is trying to prettify its downtown.
  2. The movie prettified what was in reality a very bloody battle.

First Known Use of PRETTIFY

1850

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