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to make or become beautiful.
Historical Examples

Cardinal after cardinal, pope after pope, employed his marvelous genius to beautify the capital of the world.
Historic Boyhoods Rupert Sargent Holland

Now he’s going to beautify himself—here’s a precious locksmith!’
Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens

Every gesture is a stroke of color which may beautify or mar the picture.
A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete Georg Ebers

I want to beautify Wakefield, and as near as I can remember there is room for improvement.
In a Little Town Rupert Hughes

These grand resorts were furnished with everything the heart could wish, to beautify and make them pleasant.
A Prince of Anahuac James A. Porter

Reflect that you may gladden and beautify your lives, or embitter them, according as you now act.
The Home Fredrika Bremer

The place of his sanctuary, which we greatly desire to beautify, is a site of surpassing natural beauty.
Spencer’s Letters Orson Spencer

These islands may be considered as the gardens of the country, which they enrich and beautify.
First History of New Brunswick Peter Fisher

Flowers and vines are planted here to beautify this shrine, and every pole has a bear-skull on it.
Flash-lights from the Seven Seas William L. Stidger

It will beautify their arts, and erotically confuse their religions.
This Simian World Clarence Day

verb -fies, -fying, -fied
to make or become beautiful

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


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  • Beautifier

    to make or become beautiful. Historical Examples Hate never was, and never will be, a beautifier of the face. The Hero of Garside School J. Harwood Panting Time has been described as a beautifier and as a consoler; but it is also a teacher. Character Samuel Smiles He saw that it was beautiful, now absolutely […]

  • Beautifies

    to make or become beautiful. Historical Examples It preserves and beautifies the teeth, arrests decay, and induces a healthy action in the gums. Mrs. Hale’s Receipts for the Million Sarah Josepha Hale Is it possible for a woman to be insensible to anything that beautifies her? Sister Anne (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume X) […]

  • Beautiful

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