(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To make beautiful]
Syn. adorn, embellish, enhance, ornament; see decorate .
2. [To improve the grounds]
Syn. landscape, plant, garden; see improve 1 .
See Synonym Study at decorate .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
dress up, decorate, fix up, adorn, primp, make up, *gussie up, enhance, glamorize.
ANT.: deface, spoil
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To endow with beauty and elegance by way of a notable addition: adorn, embellish, enhance, grace, set off. See BEAUTIFUL.

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