beautify

verb
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 beautification (audio) \ noun
beautifier \ ˈbyü-​tə-​ˌfī(-​ə)r How to pronounce beautifier (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 league partnered on this Sunday with the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department to beautify the Centennial Garden. Vincent T. Davis, ExpressNews.com, "The DIG League bands together to spruce up San Antonio park," 15 Sep. 2019 As Trump’s tweets last month continue to reverberate in Baltimore, some residents say the negative attention overlooks persistent and ongoing efforts to beautify blocks and deter litterbugs. Scott Dance, baltimoresun.com, "As Baltimore welcomes Trump-inspired trash collectors, residents seek lasting solutions," 15 Aug. 2019 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has committed with more than 250 employees to beautify and spruce up 16 public schools buildings and participate in six other community service projects. USA TODAY, "Momoa at Mauna Kea, Confederate context, Guthrie garbage tribute: News from around our 50 states," 2 Aug. 2019 The annual event is hosted by Our Town Cicero, a community organization dedicated to beautifying downtown Cicero and promoting local businesses to attract visitors and economic development. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "This dinner party on the causeway in Cicero features an open bar and sunset serenade," 30 July 2019 But the main point is to thank those who beautify not just their private refuge but the city streets and sidewalks. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, "Blundering Gardener: To be a gardener, it’s best to embrace the win some, lose some philosophy," 22 June 2019 Residents, police officers, families, and children all came together at 9:30 a.m. on a hot, sunny Saturday to beautify their neighborhood. Quoron Walker, courant.com, "East Side Pride Clean Up Continues," 6 June 2019 Help beautify Surfrider Beach during the summer-long KROQ Beach Clean-up and Concert Series. Sara Cagle, latimes.com, "Close-to-home weekend events celebrate the outdoors," 10 July 2019 This potent honey mask has powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties that can beautify, protect, and balance your skin. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Meet the New Manuka Honey Brand that Belongs in Every Pantry," 13 Aug. 2018

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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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The first known use of beautify was in the 15th century

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beautify

verb

English Language Learners Definition of beautify

: to make (something) beautiful or more beautiful

beautify

verb
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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