beautify

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verb beau·ti·fy \ˈbyü-tə-ˌfī\

Definition of beautify

beautified

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beautifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make beautiful or add beauty to

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to grow beautiful

beautification

play \ˌbyü-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

beautifier

play \ˈbyü-tə-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of beautify in a sentence

  1. Fresh flowers beautify every room.

  2. beautified the roadside landscape by planting flowers

Origin and Etymology of beautify

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


First Known Use: 15th century

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 English Language Learners

beautify

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verb beau·ti·fy \ˈbyü-tə-ˌfī\

Definition of beautify for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) beautiful or more beautiful


BEAUTIFY Defined for Kids

beautify

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verb beau·ti·fy \ˈbyü-tə-ˌfī\

Definition of beautify for Students

beautified

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beautifying

  1. :  to make beautiful We beautified the room with flowers.


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