Definition of prettify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

prettify

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈprɪtifaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪtifaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prettify
BrE BrE//ˈprɪtifaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪtifaɪ//
 
he / she / it prettifies
BrE BrE//ˈprɪtifaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪtifaɪz//
 
past simple prettified
BrE BrE//ˈprɪtifaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪtifaɪd//
 
past participle prettified
BrE BrE//ˈprɪtifaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪtifaɪd//
 
-ing form prettifying
BrE BrE//ˈprɪtifaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪtifaɪɪŋ//
 
 
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prettify something (usually disapproving) to try to make something pretty, often with the result that it looks worse or false man’s attempts to prettify nature
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prettify