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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.
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vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to make pretty, esp in a trivial fashion; embellish
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v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to make pretty, esp. in a small, petty way.
2. to minimize or gloss over (something unpleasant).
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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"
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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
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prettify[ˈprɪtɪfaɪ] VT (pej) [+ person] → emperifollar; [+ object, place] → engalanar, adornar con mucho boato; [+ facts, situation] → dulcificar
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vt → verschönern
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