In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbprettified, prettifying, prettifies
1(village) adornar(village) engalanar(room) adornarto prettify oneself — acicalarse humorous
- He tries to rehabilitate himself in today's column: ‘Don't prettify our history.’
- A potent feminine signifier, bustles exaggerate and prettify the rear without offering a conspicuous come-on.
- And finally, all cultures, I suspect, idealize and prettify some forms of sin.
- However, the opposite of cynically or insensitively dismissing people's difficulties is not prettifying their behavior.
- Baby sister, are you done prettifying yourself yet?
- On inspection, the colours were wrong, ditto the texture and the screws that prettified the straps.
- It prettifies revolution, ennobles change, and gives disruption credibility.
- He may have been prettified - and shrunk - by Mel Gibson's portrayal, but William Wallace remains one of Scotland's biggest heroes.
- There's a tendency sometimes to paper over the emotional cracks, to smooth the corners and prettify them, to paint over the distressed finish… and that's a big mistake.
- Even the politicians didn't prettify the situation.
- But money from regeneration schemes often end up prettifying some parts of a city, while more deprived areas are left to rot.
- Some York street names have been prettified over the years.
- In the minds of many it may be prettified and romanticised, but the need for it is strong notwithstanding.
- One wants to ask: whence comes this desire to prettify thugs and murderers?
- Individuals may come and go but, year after year, in an all but unvarying pattern, reporters end up demonising official enemies and prettifying their own government's crimes.
- There is no bid to prettify the objective of wanting to smash your opponents.
- At the same time, he doesn't prettify the conditions for the people who live there.…
- There are other many things in the city - the magnificent city castle, the newly prettified docklands area, the theatre and museum.
- I get to leave work a little bit early today so I can run home and prettify myself.
- This time around, the government has once again sought to prettify the figures.
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