Definition of prettify in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpridəˌfī/

verb (prettifies, prettifying, prettified)

[with object]
Make (someone or something) appear superficially pretty or attractive: nothing has been done to prettify the site
More example sentences
  • He tries to rehabilitate himself in today's column: ‘Don't prettify our history.’
  • And finally, all cultures, I suspect, idealize and prettify some forms of sin.
  • At the same time, he doesn't prettify the conditions for the people who live there.…
beautify, make attractive, make pretty, spruce up, adorn, ornament, decorate, smarten (up)
informal doll up, do up, give something a facelift, titivate



Pronunciation: /ˌpritəfəˈkāSHən/
Example sentences
  • I'm going to have a bit of a spring-clean of the blog later, inspired by Orbyn's site prettification, but I thought I'd post something first.
  • With little opportunity for prettification, they struggled - Reyes, when he should have been going forward, spent most of the half going back.
  • Then there has been all this pre-meeting prettification of York for the benefit of those posh patrons of Ascot.



For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pret·ti·fy

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