Pronunciation: (prit'u-fī"), [key]
—v.t., -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to make pretty, esp. in a small, petty way: to prettify a natural beauty.
2. to minimize or gloss over (something unpleasant): to prettify his rude behavior.
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