beautify

[ byoo-tuh-fahy ]
/ ˈbyu təˌfaɪ /

verb (used with or without object), beau·ti·fied, beau·ti·fy·ing.

to make or become beautiful.

Nearby words

  1. beautician,
  2. beautification,
  3. beautiful,
  4. beautiful people,
  5. beautifully,
  6. beauty,
  7. beauty contest,
  8. beauty is only skin deep,
  9. beauty mark,
  10. beauty parlor

Origin of beautify

First recorded in 1520–30; beauty + -fy

Related formsbeau·ti·fi·ca·tion [byoo-tuh-fi-key-shuhn] /ˌbyu tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounbeau·ti·fi·er, nounun·beau·ti·fied, adjective

Can be confusedbeatify beautify

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British Dictionary definitions for beautification

beautify

/ (ˈbjuːtɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to make or become beautiful
Derived Formsbeautification (ˌbjuːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən), nounbeautifier, noun

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