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Definition of "prettify" [prettify]

  • To make pretty or prettier, especially in a superficial or insubstantial way. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prettify" in a sentence
  • "A strong argument even could be made that Krugman is wrong suggesting that the news media just wanted to "prettify" American history or that I was wrong in speculating that the distorted reporting on the Election 2000 recount was just a case of putting patriotism over professionalism."
  • "It will spend £194,000 this year buying interesting new pieces for the government art collection, the better to prettify government offices."
  • "According to the WSJ, banks didn't want to prettify their profits."