beau·​ti·​fy | \ ˈbyü-tə-ˌfī How to pronounce beautify (audio) \
beautified; beautifying

Definition of beautify

transitive verb

: to make beautiful or add beauty to

intransitive verb

: to grow beautiful

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Other Words from beautify

beautification \ ˌbyü-​tə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce beautify (audio) \ noun
beautifier \ ˈbyü-​tə-​ˌfī(-​ə)r How to pronounce beautify (audio) \ noun

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of beautify in a Sentence

Fresh flowers beautify every room. beautified the roadside landscape by planting flowers
Recent Examples on the Web The former buckets bags sourced from the repair workshop, each accompanied by a note from the design team and craftspeople who worked to restore and beautify the satchel. Emily Ruane,, 22 Apr. 2021 The Anchorage municipality has launched a major construction project in the heart of downtown, an early step in a long-term plan to modernize aging electrical infrastructure, and in the process, beautify the entire business district. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Aug. 2021 Groundcovers and other ornamental plants do more than beautify your yard. Rachael Baihn, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 July 2021 Grants are slated to fund the siting, design, permitting, installation and maintenance of potential permanent murals that will beautify the city of Escondido. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 July 2021 The annual Rooms to Let art event will, this year, beautify a city intersection: Broadway and East 55th Street. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 8 July 2021 Thomas was eager to offer his wall to help beautify the neighborhood and looks forward to the art to come., 22 June 2021 Recently, Kearns officials complained about the ongoing eyesore and the charity installed sod in an attempt to beautify the project. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 July 2021 Now, instead of decorating the insides of houses scheduled to be destroyed, Rooms to Let has its eyes on longer lasting art fixtures to help beautify Slavic Village. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 8 July 2021

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First Known Use of beautify

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for beautify

Middle English bewtyfien, from beaute beauty + -fien -fy

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30 Aug 2021

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“Beautify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of beautify

: to make (something) beautiful or more beautiful


beau·​ti·​fy | \ ˈbyü-tə-ˌfī How to pronounce beautify (audio) \
beautified; beautifying

Kids Definition of beautify

: to make beautiful We beautified the room with flowers.

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