Definition of Beautify

1. Verb. Make more beautiful.

2. Verb. Be beautiful to look at. "Holly flowers beautify the halls"; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
Exact synonyms: Adorn, Deck, Decorate, Embellish, Grace
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Ornament
Derivative terms: Adornment, Beautification, Beauty, Decoration, Decoration, Decorative, Grace

3. Verb. Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.. "They beautify the halls with holly"; "Beautify yourself for the special day"

Definition of Beautify

1. v. t. To make or render beautiful; to add beauty to; to adorn; to deck; to grace; to embellish.

2. v. i. To become beautiful; to advance in beauty.

Definition of Beautify

1. Verb. (transitive) To make beautiful, or to increase the beauty of. ¹

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Definition of Beautify

1. to make beautiful [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES] - See also: beautiful

Lexicographical Neighbors of Beautify

beautiful armadillo
beautiful armadillos
beautiful fruit dove
beautiful fruit doves
beautiful game
beautify (current term)
beauty and the beast
beauty bush
beauty consultant
beauty contest
beauty contests

Literary usage of Beautify

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"... things which the fallen man and woman delight in, to beautify, or adorn themselves with. Therefore, all that profess the truth, be circumspect, sincere, ..."

2. Decorum: A Practical Treatise on Etiquette and Dress of the Best American by John A. Ruth, S. L. Louis (1882)
"To SOFTEN AND beautify THE HAIR. Beat up the whites of four eggs into a froth, and rub thoroughly in close to the roots of the hair. Leave it to dry on. ..."

3. The Canadian Magazine of Politics, Science, Art, and Literature edited by J. Gordon Mowat, John Alexander Cooper, Newton MacTavish (1894)
"HOW TO beautify A HOME. HV MARY TEMPLE BAYARD. P HE-IMMINENTLY this is an age when every woman is possessed of the decorative fad. ..."

4. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey, John Wood Warter (1855)
"Deut. vii. 25, 26. And xiii. 17. Ezek. xiv. 6. " ' III. I will not beautify with my Presence those filthy Rags, which bring the heavenly Word ..."

5. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1894)
"reached its highest development in the 13th century, the other arts began to be laid under contribution to beautify the ceremonial, the ' dresses of the ..."

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