Synonyms and related words:
adorn, array, become one, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, color, cultivate, dandify, deck, deck out, decorate, develop, dizen, doll up, dress, dress up, elaborate, embellish, emblazon, embroider, enrich, evolve, fig out, finish, fix up, furbish, garnish, glamorize, grace, gussy up, mature, ornament, paint, perfect, polish, prank, prank up, preen, prettify, pretty up, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, redecorate, redo, refine, refurbish, ripen, season, set off, set out, smarten, smarten up, spruce up, titivate, trick out, trick up, trim

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Beautify — Beau ti*fy, v. i. To become beautiful; to advance in beauty. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beautify — index embellish, meliorate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • beautify — (v.) mid 15c., to make beautiful, from BEAUTY (Cf. beauty) + FY (Cf. fy). Intransitive sense, to become beautiful, is recorded from 1590s. Related: Beautified; beautifying …   Etymology dictionary

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