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

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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 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints members in the Escondido Stake are organizing a service project to help beautify Felicita Park in Escondido 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 23rd at the park, 742 Clarence Lane. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Apr. 2022 That includes a public riverwalk and other improvements to beautify the area, tell the story of rowing in Cleveland, and create a unique public space. Marc Bona, cleveland, 22 Apr. 2022 The arrival of Shipyard comes at an auspicious time for Tyler Street, with Hollywood’s CRA spending tens of thousands of dollars to beautify the road. Phillip Valys,, 30 Sep. 2021 Join Paul Bilyk from Lakewood Garden Center for an educational workshop focused on how to choose perennials and shrubs to beautify your yard. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 29 Mar. 2022 Hurricanes, while still a threat, will serve to beautify the property. Todd Plummer, Vogue, 10 Mar. 2022 From collective efforts to individual actions, residents like Nour and Maïa are working to beautify their city, one piece of garbage at a time. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Mar. 2022 Creating more green spaces is the obvious choice: That would both cool and beautify a neighborhood. Matt Simon, Wired, 28 Feb. 2022 Turkish Hammams were created inside beautiful ornate buildings as a safe haven to detoxify and beautify the body. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 11 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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14 May 2022

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“Beautify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for beautify


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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