prettify


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pret·ti·fy

 (prĭt′ĭ-fī′)
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.
pret′ti·fi′er n.

prettify

(ˈprɪtɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to make pretty, esp in a trivial fashion; embellish
ˌprettifiˈcation n
ˈprettiˌfier n

pret•ti•fy

(ˈprɪt əˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to make pretty, esp. in a small, petty way.
2. to minimize or gloss over (something unpleasant).
[1840–50]
pret`ti•fi•ca′tion, n.
pret′ti•fi`er, n.

prettify


Past participle: prettified
Gerund: prettifying

Imperative
prettify
prettify
Present
I prettify
you prettify
he/she/it prettifies
we prettify
you prettify
they prettify
Preterite
I prettified
you prettified
he/she/it prettified
we prettified
you prettified
they prettified
Present Continuous
I am prettifying
you are prettifying
he/she/it is prettifying
we are prettifying
you are prettifying
they are prettifying
Present Perfect
I have prettified
you have prettified
he/she/it has prettified
we have prettified
you have prettified
they have prettified
Past Continuous
I was prettifying
you were prettifying
he/she/it was prettifying
we were prettifying
you were prettifying
they were prettifying
Past Perfect
I had prettified
you had prettified
he/she/it had prettified
we had prettified
you had prettified
they had prettified
Future
I will prettify
you will prettify
he/she/it will prettify
we will prettify
you will prettify
they will prettify
Future Perfect
I will have prettified
you will have prettified
he/she/it will have prettified
we will have prettified
you will have prettified
they will have prettified
Future Continuous
I will be prettifying
you will be prettifying
he/she/it will be prettifying
we will be prettifying
you will be prettifying
they will be prettifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prettifying
you have been prettifying
he/she/it has been prettifying
we have been prettifying
you have been prettifying
they have been prettifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prettifying
you will have been prettifying
he/she/it will have been prettifying
we will have been prettifying
you will have been prettifying
they will have been prettifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prettifying
you had been prettifying
he/she/it had been prettifying
we had been prettifying
you had been prettifying
they had been prettifying
Conditional
I would prettify
you would prettify
he/she/it would prettify
we would prettify
you would prettify
they would prettify
Past Conditional
I would have prettified
you would have prettified
he/she/it would have prettified
we would have prettified
you would have prettified
they would have prettified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.prettify - 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!"

prettify

verb adorn, decorate, garnish, ornament, gild, do up, trim, embellish, deck out, tart up (Brit. slang), doll up (slang), trick out, pretty up, titivate an attempt to prettify the town for the tourist trade
Translations

prettify

[ˈprɪtɪfaɪ] VT (pej) [+ person] → emperifollar; [+ object, place] → engalanar, adornar con mucho boato; [+ facts, situation] → dulcificar

prettify

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