beautify

  • 1 Beautify — Beau ti*fy (b[=u] t[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beautified} (b[=u] t[i^]*f[imac]); p. pr. & vb. n. {Beautifying}.] [Beauty + fy.] To make or render beautiful; to add beauty to; to adorn; to deck; to grace; to embellish. [1913 Webster] The… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Beautify — Beau ti*fy, v. i. To become beautiful; to advance in beauty. Addison. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 beautify — index embellish, meliorate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 beautify — (v.) mid 15c., to make beautiful, from BEAUTY (Cf. beauty) + FY (Cf. fy). Intransitive sense, to become beautiful, is recorded from 1590s. Related: Beautified; beautifying …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 beautify — embellish, deck, bedeck, *adorn, ornament, decorate, garnish Analogous words: enhance, heighten (see INTENSIFY) Antonyms: uglify Contrasted words: *deface, disfigure: *deform, distort, contort: mar, spoil, *injure, damage …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 beautify — [v] make more physically attractive adorn, array, bedeck, deck, decorate, dress up, embellish, enhance, garnish, gild, glamorize, grace, improve, make up, ornament, prettify, set off, trim; concept 162 Ant. disfigure, harm, injure, mar, spoil …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 beautify — ► VERB (beautifies, beautified) ▪ make beautiful. DERIVATIVES beautification noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 beautify — [byo͞ot′ə fī΄] vt. beautified, beautifying to make beautiful or more beautiful vi. to become beautiful SYN. ADORN beautification [byo͞ot′əfi kā′shən] n. beautifier n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 beautify — [[t]bju͟ːtɪfaɪ[/t]] beautifies, beautifying, beautified VERB If you beautify something, you make it look more beautiful. [FORMAL] [V n] Claire worked to beautify the garden. Syn: smarten …

    English dictionary

  • 10 beautify — UK [ˈbjuːtɪˌfaɪ] / US [ˈbjutɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms beautify : present tense I/you/we/they beautify he/she/it beautifies present participle beautifying past tense beautified past participle beautified to make something look more… …

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  • 11 beautify — beau|ti|fy [ˈbju:tıfaı] v past tense and past participle beautified present participle beautifying third person singular beautifies [T] formal to make someone or something beautiful ▪ plants to beautify the garden …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 beautify — verb efforts to beautify the town center Syn: adorn, embellish, enhance, decorate, ornament, garnish, gild, smarten up, prettify, enrich, glamorize, spruce up, spiff up, deck (out), trick out, grace; informal do up Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 beautify — [c]/ˈbjutəfaɪ / (say byoohtuhfuy) verb (beautified, beautifying) –verb (t) 1. to decorate, adorn or make more beautiful: a plan to beautify the city. –verb (i) 2. Obsolete to become beautiful. {beauty + fy} –beautification /bjutəfəˈkeɪʃən/ (say …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 beautify — verb ( fied; fying) Date: 1526 transitive verb to make beautiful or add beauty to ; embellish intransitive verb to grow beautiful Synonyms: see adorn • beautification noun • beautifier …

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  • 15 beautify — beautification /byooh teuh fi kay sheuhn/, n. beautifier, n. /byooh teuh fuy /, v.t., v.i., beautified, beautifying. to make or become beautiful. [1520 30; BEAUTY + FY] Syn. adorn, embellish, enhance; bedeck, array. * * * …

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  • 16 beautify — verb /ˈbju.tə.faɪ/ To make beautiful, or to increase the beauty of. Syn: adorn, decorate, ornament, prettify See Also: beautification, beautifier, beautifiable …

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  • 17 beautify — Synonyms and related words: adorn, array, become one, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, color, cultivate, dandify, deck, deck out, decorate, develop, dizen, doll up, dress, dress up, elaborate, embellish, emblazon, embroider, enrich, evolve, fig out,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 beautify — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To make beautiful] Syn. adorn, embellish, enhance, ornament; see decorate . 2. [To improve the grounds] Syn. landscape, plant, garden; see improve 1 . See Synonym Study at decorate . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. dress up …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 beautify — beau|ti|fy [ bjutı,faı ] verb transitive to make something look more beautiful: She likes to spend time beautifying her home …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 beautify — beau·ti·fy || bjuːtɪfaɪ v. prettify, adorn, embellish, ornament, enhance …

    English contemporary dictionary