prettify

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From pretty +‎ -fy.

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prettify (third-person singular simple present prettifies, present participle prettifying, simple past and past participle prettified)

  1. To make pretty or prettier, to make more attractive, especially only in a superficial way. [from 17th c.]
    • 2011, ‘Land of the wasted talent’, The Economist, 5 Nov 2011:
      Old-fashioned bosses see their role as prettifying the office and forming a pool of potential marriage partners for male employees.

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