from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make or become beautiful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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


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