Definition of beautify in English:

beautify

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Improve the appearance of:

    ‘another initiative to beautify the environment’
    • ‘This was also the man who accompanied the camp commandant to a children's home which was carefully beautified and decorated for the benefit of the delegation by drawings on the usually bare walls.’
    • ‘The hundreds of chemicals used by farmers to control pests, improve production and beautify fruit and vegetables leave residues that end up on our tables.’
    • ‘Druh Farrell, are working to reframe the project into an urban renewal by improving pedestrian access and beautifying the street.’
    • ‘The Japanese donation will support a Kathmandu Metropolitan City project to improve the environment and beautify the site.’
    • ‘The British brought in gardeners from the Kew Gardens to help beautify the layout, and added the Glass House, based on the Crystal Palace, London.’
    • ‘Lawns, shrubs and decks require periodic treatment to beautify their appearance and enhance the beauty and value of your home.’
    • ‘For instance some people believe shoes and sandals remain unnoticed or that they are the last option required to beautify one's looks.’
    • ‘Beauty salons are polluting the water as they beautify people's appearance.’
    • ‘He was angry over the idea of Vermont spending $50,000 on rock chipping to beautify a stone formation after a road was cut through it.’
    • ‘The head of the IOC recently suggested that the Greeks stop worrying about beautifying the city and concentrate on completing the big construction and transport projects.’
    • ‘Its effort is particularly laudable, for it is aimed at conserving nature as also beautifying the city, without disturbing the natural surroundings.’
    • ‘Only a few short years ago this handsome Boucherville buck was working as a welder, building the structures that hold all that cute billboard advertising you see beautifying our city and its surrounding highways.’
    • ‘Other cities such as Kitwe, Ndola and Livingstone would automatically follow suit and subsequently also beautify their territories too.’
    • ‘While the cleanliness of the parks has been raised to the highest level for the Habba, special plants are being used to beautify the entrances and stage areas.’
    • ‘Experts have criticized this practice and said the ‘chop-head trees’ looked ugly and had little effect in beautifying the environment.’
    • ‘City folks are eagerly awaiting the proposed project to beautify the Putherikandam maidan adjacent to the Gandhi Park, which will add to the beauty of the Fort area.’
    • ‘Regardless of what these paintings represent, they are almost always intended to beautify their site or the surrounding area.’
    • ‘Cosmetics companies pay a lot of attention to developing products to beautify eyes, such as mascara, eye shadow, eye liner and eyecare creams.’
    • ‘Billions of rupiah have been spent to beautify the National Monument Park and improve sidewalks in the center of town.’
    • ‘The Beautifying Association has been hard at work beautifying the town centre with paving and plantings and developing McLean Park where you could stop for a picnic under the beautiful trees.’
    prettify, glamorize, prink, primp, preen
    adorn, embellish, enhance, decorate, ornament, garnish, gild, smarten, prettify, enrich, glamorize, spruce up, trick out, grace
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Pronunciation

beautify

/ˈbjuːtɪfʌɪ/