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 beautiful

She likes to spend time beautifying her home.

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  • 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

  • Beautify — Beau ti*fy, v. i. To become beautiful; to advance in beauty. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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