- to make pretty, especially in a small, petty way: to prettify a natural beauty.
- to minimize or gloss over (something unpleasant): to prettify his rude behavior.
Origin of prettify
Related Words for prettifybedeck, embellish, festoon, beautify, embroider, adorn, decorate, clothe, attire, trim, deck, gild, enrich, brighten, primp, polish, array, garnish, dress, grace
Examples from the Web for prettify
Contemporary Examples of prettify
Or it could prettify empty, big-box stores and try to make them more welcoming.Why Best Buy Is Tanking
August 21, 2012
Historical Examples of prettify
It is not the function of the biographer any more than it is that of a dentist to prettify his subject.The Art of Letters
"Let no one think that they can force me to prettify my types," he said.Jean Francois Millet
Estelle M. Hurll
There is no need to prettify the record; the record, as it stands, in all its crude natural colors, is good enough.Proclaim Liberty!
I must send him a little box at Christmas,—some little things to trim up his new house and prettify it.Hildegarde's Harvest
Laura E. Richards
- (tr) to make pretty, esp in a trivial fashion; embellish