beautify

Definitions of beautify
  1. verb
    make more beautiful
    synonyms: embellish, fancify, prettify
    see moresee less
    Antonyms:
    uglify
    make ugly
    types:
    show 24 types...
    hide 24 types...
    groom, neaten
    care for one's external appearance
    curry, dress, groom
    give a neat appearance to
    dress up, window-dress
    make something appear superficially attractive
    slick up, smarten up, spiff up, spruce, spruce up, titivate, tittivate
    make neat, smart, or trim
    polish, shine, smooth, smoothen
    make (a surface) shine
    become, suit
    enhance the appearance of
    clean, cleanse
    clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
    shave
    remove body hair with a razor
    comb, comb out, disentangle
    smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb
    arrange, coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, set
    arrange attractively
    gel, mousse
    apply a styling gel to
    pomade
    apply pomade to (hair)
    clean up
    make oneself clean, presentable or neat
    make up
    apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier
    manicure
    care for (one's hand) by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.
    barber
    perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of
    pedicure
    care for one's feet by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.
    do up, doll up, glam up, pretty up
    use special care in dressing, making-up, etc.
    slick up, smarten up, spruce, spruce up
    dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion
    perfume, scent
    apply perfume to
    Simonise, Simonize
    polish with wax
    sleek, slick
    make slick or smooth
    buff, burnish, furbish
    polish and make shiny
    gloss
    give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
    type of:
    ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate
    to make better
  2. verb
    make more attractive by adding ornament, color, etc.
    beautify yourself for the special day”
    synonyms: adorn, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament
    ornament
    be an ornament to
    see moresee less
    types:
    show 53 types...
    hide 53 types...
    wreathe
    decorate or deck with wreaths
    beset, encrust, incrust
    decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)
    braid
    decorate with braids or ribbons
    broider, embroider
    decorate with needlework
    stick
    cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface
    illustrate
    supply with illustrations
    garland
    adorn with bands of flowers or leaves
    fledge, flight
    decorate with feathers
    bespangle, spangle
    decorate with spangles
    foliate
    decorate with leaves
    flag
    decorate with flags
    bard, barde, caparison, dress up
    put a caparison on
    bead
    decorate by sewing beads onto
    pipe
    trim with piping
    applique
    sew on as a decoration
    gild the lily, paint the lily
    adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful)
    vermiculate
    decorate with wavy or winding lines
    smock
    embellish by sewing in straight lines crossing each other diagonally
    hang
    decorate or furnish with something suspended
    prank
    dress or decorate showily or gaudily
    tinsel
    adorn with tinsel
    tart up
    decorate in a cheap and flashy way
    stucco
    decorate with stucco work
    redecorate
    redo the decoration of an apartment or house
    panel
    decorate with panels
    bejewel, jewel
    adorn or decorate with precious stones
    filet, fillet
    decorate with a lace of geometric designs
    scallop
    decorate an edge with scallops
    bedizen
    decorate tastelessly
    dress ship
    decorate a ship with flags
    dress, garnish, trim
    decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
    trim
    decorate, as with ornaments
    bedeck, bedight, deck
    decorate
    festoon
    decorate with strings of flowers
    enamel
    coat, inlay, or surface with enamel
    inlay
    decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal
    lacquer
    coat with lacquer
    begild, engild, gild
    decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
    illuminate
    add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
    blazon, emblazon
    decorate with heraldic arms
    color, colour, emblazon
    decorate with colors
    fringe
    adorn with a fringe
    fret
    decorate with an interlaced design
    landscape
    embellish with plants
    faggot, fagot
    ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch
    purl
    embroider with gold or silver thread
    purl
    edge or border with gold or silver embroidery
    plume
    deck with a plume
    hatch
    inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating
    damascene
    inlay metal with gold and silver
    japan
    coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan
    miniate, rubricate
    decorate (manuscripts) with letters painted red
    miniate
    paint with red lead or vermilion
    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  3. verb
    be beautiful to look at
    synonyms: adorn, deck, decorate, embellish, grace
    see moresee less
    types:
    ornament
    be an ornament to
    type of:
    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
Word Family