Etymology
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beautify (v.)

mid-15c., "to make beautiful," from beauty + -fy. Intransitive sense, "to become beautiful," is recorded from 1590s but is rare. Related: Beautified; beautifying.

updated on April 25, 2017

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Definitions of beautify from WordNet

beautify (v.)
make more beautiful;
Synonyms: fancify / embellish / prettify
beautify (v.)
be beautiful to look at;
Synonyms: deck / adorn / decorate / grace / embellish
beautify (v.)
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.;
beautify yourself for the special day
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.