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To make someone or something more attractive - thesaurus

Synonyms

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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bind

verb

to decorate something or make it stronger by fastening a long piece of cloth along or round the edges

cheer up

if you cheer a place up, you make it look brighter by adding colourful things

doll up

to make someone or yourself look attractive for a special occasion

do up

British to wrap something in paper or cloth in an attractive way

festoon

verb

to decorate something with bright and colourful objects

fix up

to clean, repair, or decorate something

flatter

verb

if something flatters you, it makes you look good when you use or wear it

garland

verb

mainly literary to decorate someone or something with flowers

gild

verb

literary if light gilds something, it makes it look golden

illumine

verb

literary to illuminate

imprint

verb

to decorate something with a design that is printed or pressed on

inset

verb

to put small jewels, stones, pieces of glass etc in the surface of something as a decoration

overlay

verb

to cover the surface of something with a thin layer of a substance, especially for decoration

personalize

verb

to mark something with someone’s name or initials, or with a special decoration, in order to show who owns it

prettify

verb

to change something in order to make it look more attractive, often with the result that it looks worse

refresh

verb

to make something look or feel fresher or brighter

revamp

verb

informal to improve the way that something looks or operates by making major changes to it

smarten up

to improve the appearance of something, for example by cleaning or painting it

soften

verb

to make something look more pleasant by making its colour or shape less strong

spruce up

to improve the appearance of someone or something

tart up

to decorate something in order to improve the way that it looks, especially in a way that other people think is ugly

titivate

verb

Britishinformal to make someone or something look more attractive

touch up

to make a surface look better with small improvements

transfigure

verb

mainly literary to change the appearance of someone or something, especially in a way that makes them look beautiful

transform

verb

to make someone or something completely different, usually in a way that makes them more attractive, easier to use etc

trick out

to decorate something in a particular way, or to wear a particular set of clothes

trim

verb

to decorate the edges of something, for example a piece of clothing

trim

verb

American to decorate something

wreathe

verb

mainly literary if an object is wreathed in flowers or leaves, they are put around it to decorate it

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