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English verb: beautify

1. beautify (change) make more beautiful


Synonymsembellish, fancify, prettify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate


Narrower (hyponym)become, curry, dress, dress up, groom, groom, neaten, polish, shine, slick up, smarten up, smooth, smoothen, spiff up, spruce, spruce up, suit, titivate, tittivate, window-dress


Antonymsuglify

2. beautify (stative) be beautiful to look at


SamplesFlowers adorned the tables everywhere.


Synonymsadorn, deck, decorate, embellish, grace


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)ornament

3. beautify (creation) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.


SamplesDecorate the room for the party.
Beautify yourself for the special day.


ExamplesThey beautify the halls with holly


Synonymsadorn, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)applique, bard, barde, bead, bedeck, bedight, bedizen, begild, bejewel, beset, bespangle, blazon, braid, broider, caparison, color, colour, deck, dress, dress ship, dress up, emblazon, emblazon, embroider, enamel, encrust, engild, festoon, filet, fillet, flag, fledge, flight, foliate, fret, fringe, garland, garnish, gild, gild the lily, hang, illuminate, illustrate, incrust, inlay, jewel, lacquer, landscape, paint the lily, panel, pipe, prank, redecorate, scallop, smock, spangle, stick, stucco, tart up, tinsel, trim, trim, vermiculate, wreathe


Verb groupornament









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