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beautify

to make or become beautiful: They beautify themselves for the ball.
Not to be confused with:
beatify – to make blessedly happy; to exalt above all others: They beatify their saints.
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beau·ti·fy

 (byo͞o′tə-fī′)
tr. & intr.v. beau·ti·fied, beau·ti·fy·ing, beau·ti·fies
To make or become beautiful.

beau′ti·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
beau′ti·fi′er n.
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beautify

(ˈbjuːtɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
to make or become beautiful
beautification n
ˈbeautiˌfier n
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beau•ti•fy

(ˈbyu təˌfaɪ)

v.t., v.i. -fied, -fy•ing.
to make or become beautiful.
[1520–30]
beau`ti•fi•ca′tion, n.
beau′ti•fi`er, n.
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beautify


Past participle: beautified
Gerund: beautifying

Imperative
beautify
beautify
Present
I beautify
you beautify
he/she/it beautifies
we beautify
you beautify
they beautify
Preterite
I beautified
you beautified
he/she/it beautified
we beautified
you beautified
they beautified
Present Continuous
I am beautifying
you are beautifying
he/she/it is beautifying
we are beautifying
you are beautifying
they are beautifying
Present Perfect
I have beautified
you have beautified
he/she/it has beautified
we have beautified
you have beautified
they have beautified
Past Continuous
I was beautifying
you were beautifying
he/she/it was beautifying
we were beautifying
you were beautifying
they were beautifying
Past Perfect
I had beautified
you had beautified
he/she/it had beautified
we had beautified
you had beautified
they had beautified
Future
I will beautify
you will beautify
he/she/it will beautify
we will beautify
you will beautify
they will beautify
Future Perfect
I will have beautified
you will have beautified
he/she/it will have beautified
we will have beautified
you will have beautified
they will have beautified
Future Continuous
I will be beautifying
you will be beautifying
he/she/it will be beautifying
we will be beautifying
you will be beautifying
they will be beautifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beautifying
you have been beautifying
he/she/it has been beautifying
we have been beautifying
you have been beautifying
they have been beautifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beautifying
you will have been beautifying
he/she/it will have been beautifying
we will have been beautifying
you will have been beautifying
they will have been beautifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beautifying
you had been beautifying
he/she/it had been beautifying
we had been beautifying
you had been beautifying
they had been beautifying
Conditional
I would beautify
you would beautify
he/she/it would beautify
we would beautify
you would beautify
they would beautify
Past Conditional
I would have beautified
you would have beautified
he/she/it would have beautified
we would have beautified
you would have beautified
they would have beautified
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.beautify - make more beautiful
neaten, groom - care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"
groom, curry, dress - give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
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"
become, suit - enhance the appearance of; "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn't suit you!"
uglify - make ugly
2.beautify - be beautiful to look atbeautify - be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
ornament - be an ornament to; "stars ornamented the Christmas tree"
3.beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
wreathe - decorate or deck with wreaths; "wreathe the grave site"
incrust, encrust, beset - decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)
braid - decorate with braids or ribbons; "braid a collar"
broider, embroider - decorate with needlework
stick - cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
illustrate - supply with illustrations; "illustrate a book with drawings"
garland - adorn with bands of flowers or leaves; "They garlanded the statue"
fledge, flight - decorate with feathers; "fledge an arrow"
bespangle, spangle - decorate with spangles; "the star-spangled banner"
foliate - decorate with leaves
flag - decorate with flags; "the building was flagged for the holiday"
bard, barde, caparison, dress up - put a caparison on; "caparison the horses for the festive occasion"
bead - decorate by sewing beads onto; "bead the wedding gown"
pipe - trim with piping; "pipe the skirt"
applique - sew on as a decoration
gild the lily, paint the lily - adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful)
vermiculate - decorate with wavy or winding lines
smock - embellish by sewing in straight lines crossing each other diagonally; "The folk dancers wore smocked shirts"
hang - decorate or furnish with something suspended; "Hang wallpaper"
prank - dress or decorate showily or gaudily; "Roses were pranking the lawn"
tinsel - adorn with tinsel; "snow flakes tinseled the trees"
tart up - decorate in a cheap and flashy way; "the small-town bar was all tarted up"
stucco - decorate with stucco work; "stuccoed ceilings"
redecorate - redo the decoration of an apartment or house
panel - decorate with panels; "panel the walls with wood"
bejewel, jewel - adorn or decorate with precious stones; "jeweled dresses"
filet, fillet - decorate with a lace of geometric designs
scallop - decorate an edge with scallops; "the dress had a scalloped skirt"
bedizen - decorate tastelessly
dress ship - decorate a ship with flags
garnish, trim, dress - decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
trim - decorate, as with ornaments; "trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"
bedeck, bedight, deck - decorate; "deck the halls with holly"
festoon - decorate with strings of flowers; "The public buildings were festooned for the holiday"
enamel - coat, inlay, or surface with enamel
inlay - decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal
lacquer - coat with lacquer; "A lacquered box from China"
begild, engild, gild - decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
illuminate - add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
blazon, emblazon - decorate with heraldic arms
emblazon, colour, color - decorate with colors; "color the walls with paint in warm tones"
fringe - adorn with a fringe; "The weaver fringed the scarf"
fret - decorate with an interlaced design
landscape - embellish with plants; "Let's landscape the yard"
ornament - be an ornament to; "stars ornamented the Christmas tree"
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beautify

verb make beautiful, enhance, decorate, enrich, adorn, garnish, ornament, gild, embellish, grace, festoon, bedeck, glamorize Claire worked to beautify the garden.
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beautify

verb
To endow with beauty and elegance by way of a notable addition:
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Translations
يُجمِّـل
krášlit
forskønne
kaunistaa
szépít
fegra
güzelleştirmek

beautify

[ˈbjuːtɪfaɪ] VTembellecer
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

beautify

[ˈbjuːtɪfaɪ] vtembellir
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

beautify

vtverschönern; to beautify oneself (hum)sich schönmachen (hum)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

beautify

[ˈbjuːtɪfaɪ] vtabbellire
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

beauty

(ˈbjuːti) plural ˈbeauties noun
1. a quality very pleasing to the eye, ear etc. Her beauty is undeniable.
2. a woman or girl having such a quality. She was a great beauty in her youth.
3. something or someone remarkable. His new car is a beauty!
ˈbeautiful adjective
a beautiful woman; Those roses are beautiful.
ˈbeautifully adverb
ˈbeautify (-fai) verb
to make beautiful. She beautified the room with flowers.
beauty queen
a girl or woman who is voted the most beautiful in a contest.
ˈbeauty salon noun
(also American beauty parlor, ~beauty shop) a place where customers have cosmetic treatment.
beauty spot
1. a place of great natural beauty. a famous beauty spot.
2. a mark (often artificial) on the face, intended to emphasize beauty.
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The change consisted in the appearance of strange faces of low caste, rather than in the disappearance of the high caste, chiselled, and otherwise beautified and beautifying features of Monseigneur.
In these two romantic natures was manifest in a signal way that neglected phenomenon, the dominance of the sexual element in all the relations of life, strengthening, softening, and beautifying even those of consanguinity.
Is all this precious time to be lavished on the matutinal repair and beautifying of an elderly person, who never goes abroad, whom nobody ever visits, and from whom, when she shall have done her utmost, it were the best charity to turn one's eyes another way?
The project brought together more than 40 PPG volunteers, who spent 120 hours beautifying the school library and basketball court.
She said that PHA was striving for beautifying the city and making it look more green and clean.
She advised interested companies to contact the agency for necessary design arrangement in beautifying their setbacks and other necessary areas.
The government had decided to enhance the road by beautifying it during a visit of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to Rawalpindi last month.
When the user turns on the selfie camera, the AI beautifying function automatically recognizes and contours the user's face, modifying facial features such as brightening the pupil, adding eye shadow color, evening out the lip color, sharpening the nose and erasing anywrinkles or fine lines.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that beautifying the cities of the province was a priority of the Punjab government in accordance with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Majority of Kenyans on Twitter said the statue is poorly sculptured and only serves to ridicule the city instead of beautifying it.
The minister directed that feasible proposals should be finalized for beautifying parks and construction and rehabilitation of green-belts along roads.