prettify(redirected from prettifying)
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tr.v. pret·ti·fied, pret·ti·fy·ing, pret·ti·fies
To make pretty or prettier, especially in a superficial or insubstantial way.
pret′ti·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to make pretty, esp in a trivial fashion; embellish
v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to make pretty, esp. in a small, petty way.
2. to minimize or gloss over (something unpleasant).
Past participle: prettified
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|Verb||1.||prettify - make more beautiful|
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
window-dress, dress up - make something appear superficially attractive; "The researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data"; "Don't try to dress up the unpleasant truth"
slick up, smarten up, spiff up, spruce, spruce up, titivate, tittivate - make neat, smart, or trim; "Spruce up your house for Spring"; "titivate the child"
polish, smooth, smoothen, shine - make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"