Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To make or become beautiful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make or render beautiful; adorn; deck; grace; decorate; embellish.
  • Synonyms Adorn, Ornament, etc. See adorn and decorate.
  • To become beautiful; advance in beauty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To become beautiful; to advance in beauty.
  • transitive verb To make or render beautiful; to add beauty to; to adorn; to deck; to grace; to embellish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To make beautiful, or to increase the beauty of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb be beautiful to look at
  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
  • verb make more beautiful

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Examples

  • a fresh MBA starts in six figures. (median package for Wharton grads is 145K$) I suspect that they assume ulterior motives because they have no other explanation. oracle says: term beautify

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  • a fresh MBA starts in six figures. (median package for Wharton grads is 145K$) I suspect that they assume ulterior motives because they have no other explanation. oracle says: term beautify

    RealClimate

  • May 29, 2009 7: 16 PM how do you "beautify" a radio tower?

    Not even a linchpin (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Holes dug ubiquitously in an effort to "beautify" the Indian capital – millions of pot plants were to be planted – have contributed to an outbreak of dengue fever.

    Does this look ready to you? Chaos in run-up to Commonwealth Games

  • The idea, says Shih, was to "beautify" dictatorship.

    Escaping Green Island

  • Then I switch to the computer where I edit and "beautify" what I had written until I'm happy with it.

    Back to the Grindstone

  • All the tricks you would need to "beautify" a struts-config document are embodied in this one.

    An Actual, Real, Everyday Use for XSLT

  • President Robert Mugabe's government, then - as it has now - wanted to "beautify" the city - although this time around it says the controversial demolitions campaign is also aimed at ridding cities of crime and giving people a chance to lead better lives.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Her sphere is within the household, which she should "beautify," and of which she should be the "chief ornament."

    The theory of the leisure class; an economic study of institutions

  • Her sphere is within the household, which she should "beautify," and of which she should be the "chief ornament."

    Theory of the Leisure Class

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