From pretty + -fy.
prettify (third-person singular simple present prettifies, present participle prettifying, simple past and past participle prettified)
- 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.