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To make someone or something more attractive - synonyms or related words

decorate

verb

to make something look more attractive by putting nice things on it or in it

adorn

verb

to decorate something

enhance

verb

to improve something, or to make it more attractive or more valuable

embellish

verb

to make something more beautiful by decorating it

beautify

verb

to make something look more beautiful

ornament

verb

to add something to something else to make it more beautiful

illuminate

verb

formal to decorate something by putting or shining bright lights on it

deck out

to decorate a person or object with something, usually for a special occasion

make over

to change or improve the appearance of someone or something

set off

to make someone or something look more attractive by being clearly different from them

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moonbow

a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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