[ byoo-tuh-fahy ]
See synonyms for: beautifybeautifyingbeautification on

verb (used with or without object),beau·ti·fied, beau·ti·fy·ing.
  1. to make or become beautiful.

Origin of beautify

First recorded in 1520–30; beauty + -fy

Other words for beautify

Other words from beautify

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

Words that may be confused with beautify

Words Nearby beautify Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use beautify in a sentence

  • When they hear of trouble on the Mountain the selectmen look the other way, and pass an appropriation to beautify the town pump.

    Summer | Edith Wharton
  • Then a sweet little pink flower said, “Do not grieve mother, I will go up upon your robe and beautify it.”

    Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised) | Melvin Randolph Gilmore
  • Are not flowers and shrubs which beautify the lawn as desirable as beans and turnips and cabbages?

  • The letter to Bliss and the proofs were full of suggested changes that would refine and beautify the text.

  • Notwithstanding all hindrances, it is an easier matter to beautify the outside than to reform that which is within.

    Edward Hoare, M.A. | Edward Hoare

British Dictionary definitions for beautify


/ (ˈbjuːtɪˌfaɪ) /

verb-fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to make or become beautiful

Derived forms of beautify

  • beautification (ˌbjuːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən), noun
  • beautifier, noun

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