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beautify

[byoo-tuh-fahy] /ˈbyu təˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), beautified, beautifying.
1.
to make or become beautiful.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; beauty + -fy
Related forms
beautification
[byoo-tuh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌbyu tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
beautifier, noun
unbeautified, adjective
Can be confused
beatify, beautify.
Synonyms
adorn, embellish, enhance; bedeck, array.
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British Dictionary definitions for beautification

beautify

/ˈbjuːtɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to make or become beautiful
Derived Forms
beautification (ˌbjuːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) noun
beautifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for beautification
n.

1630s, from beauty + -fication.

beautify

v.

mid-15c., "to make beautiful," from beauty + -fy. Intransitive sense, "to become beautiful," is recorded from 1590s. Related: Beautified; beautifying.

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