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[byoo-tuh-fahy] /ˈbyu təˌfaɪ/
verb (used with or without object), beautified, beautifying.
to make or become beautiful.
Origin of beautify
1520-30; beauty + -fy
Related forms
[byoo-tuh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌbyu tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
beautifier, noun
unbeautified, adjective
Can be confused
beatify, beautify.
adorn, embellish, enhance; bedeck, array. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Examples from the Web for beautifies
Historical Examples
  • It preserves and beautifies the teeth, arrests decay, and induces a healthy action in the gums.

  • Is it possible for a woman to be insensible to anything that beautifies her?

  • It is the quickening spirit which beautifies the form, and draws unto itself the excellences of nature.

    Child and Country Will Levington Comfort
  • This palm towers in every forest grove and beautifies every island in the rivers.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • For we need not more the Wares and Fabrics than the skill which fashions and the taste which beautifies them.

    Glances at Europe Horace Greeley
  • With her gift of song she beautifies church, home, charity, and society.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
  • The despoilers of all that beautifies and hallows life had desecrated the altar, and denied the God!

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • The rainbow, which beautifies the sky after showers, is round.

    Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised) Melvin Randolph Gilmore
  • They have no hair whatever on their bodies, but they have very long black hair, especially the women, which beautifies them.

  • It beautifies and glorifies the individual, and makes him worthy of redemption.

British Dictionary definitions for beautifies


verb -fies, -fying, -fied
to make or become beautiful
Derived Forms
beautification (ˌbjuːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) noun
beautifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for beautifies



mid-15c., "to make beautiful," from beauty + -fy. Intransitive sense, "to become beautiful," is recorded from 1590s. Related: Beautified; beautifying.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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