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Definition of prettify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

prettify

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈprɪt̮əˌfaɪ//
 
prettify something (usually disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prettify
 
he / she / it prettifies
 
past simple prettified
 
-ing form prettifying
 
 
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to try to make something pretty, often with the result that it looks worse or false man's attempts to prettify nature
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