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beautify

[byoo-tuh-fahy]
verb (used with or without object), beau·ti·fied, beau·ti·fy·ing.
  1. to make or become beautiful.
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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

Synonyms for beautify

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Related Words for beautified

bedeck, decorate, adorn, trim, deck, gild, ornament, embellish, enhance, array, garnish, grace, improve, prettify, glamorize

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British Dictionary definitions for beautified

beautify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to make or become beautiful
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Derived Formsbeautification (ˌbjuːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən), nounbeautifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for beautified

beautify

v.

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

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