beautify

[ byoo-tuh-fahy ]
/ ˈbyu təˌfaɪ /

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

to make or become beautiful.

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Origin of beautify

First recorded in 1520–30; beauty + -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM beautify

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH beautify

beatify beautify
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British Dictionary definitions for beautify

beautify
/ (ˈbjuːtɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to make or become beautiful

Derived forms of beautify

beautification (ˌbjuːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən), nounbeautifier, noun
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