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vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
to imagine (something)to make more fancy
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(ˈfæn sɪˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to make fancy or fanciful; dress up; embellish.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fancify - 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!"
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"I think of mac and cheese now and it's a side dish and the chefs fancify it.
Fancify an existing scarf in your closet instead of donating it to a thrift store.
Cloth Fiber Workshop will be hosting "Fancify That Apron" an apron making workshop where you'll sew and embellish a pattern of your choice, on August 9 from 10am-5pm; visit their website for more information.