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

to make or become beautiful.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for beautifier

Historical Examples of beautifier

  • Hate never was, and never will be, a beautifier of the face.

    The Hero of Garside School

    J. Harwood Panting

  • And this is because love the beautifier went with her all the way!

    April's Lady

    Margaret Wolfe Hungerford

  • If you can't have a trained maid, you'd better be your own beautifier.

    Otherwise Phyllis

    Meredith Nicholson

  • Time has been described as a beautifier and as a consoler; but it is also a teacher.


    Samuel Smiles

  • For this reason, perhaps, was the leek accounted not only as salubrious, but as a beautifier.

British Dictionary definitions for beautifier


verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to make or become beautiful
Derived Formsbeautification (ˌbjuːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən), nounbeautifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for beautifier



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