prettify

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

Definition of prettify

prettified; prettifying
transitive verb
:to make pretty

prettification

play \ˌpri-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən, ˌpər-, ˌpru̇-\ noun

prettifier

play \ˈpri-tə-ˌfī(-ə)r, ˈpər-, ˈpru̇-\ noun

Examples of prettify in a Sentence

  1. The city is trying to prettify its downtown.

  2. The movie prettified what was in reality a very bloody battle.

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First Known Use of prettify

1661


PRETTIFY Defined for English Language Learners

prettify

verb

Definition of prettify for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) pretty

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


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