Part of speech:
Shine is defined as brightness, light or luster.
To soften the surface of (leather) by raising a nap.
To remove unwanted hair from (the body) by applying and removing a hot waxy substance
A gloss or polish
To move (one's hand, a cloth, etc.) over, or spread or apply (polish, etc.) on or over, a surface or object in this way
In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
To cause to appear less harsh or severe than is the case:
To clean (wheat) before the milling process.
To make usable or attractive again; refurbish
To consume all of; use up:
To varnish is defined as to give something or an idea a smooth or polished appearance.
To give a bright sheen or luster to.
To give a lustrous finish or gloss to
(Heraldry, flags) To alter a coat of arms or a flag by adding an element to it.
To overindulge so as to cause to demand or expect too much
To make or become rough.
(Law) To take an action, usually the filing of a document in the correct venue, that secures a legal right.
Refine is defined as to purify, to make more polished, or to become more defined.
To give or make retouches.
A glossy surface given to textiles.
(Theol.) The unmerited love and favor of God toward human beings
Civilities, courtesies, or amenities
To start to burn; be ignited or kindled:
To a greater extent or degree:
Refined, effortless beauty of manner, form, and style
A mode of living:
Refinement is the process of making something better by making small changes, or good taste and cultural elegance.
Culture is defined as a high degree of taste, knowledge and interest in arts, literature and other scholarly fields.
Devotion of time or attention to the improvement of (something)
To become round or plump
To paint, or make clean or bright with a brush.
To adjust a control on (a TV or radio set) for better reception
In a serious or earnest manner
To cause the ruin of.
- Shine implies making bright and clean by polishing to shine shoes
- Buff implies polishing with a stick or tool covered with specially treated leather (originally buffalo hide) or with a soft cloth or pad to buff the fingernails
- Burnish specifically suggests the rubbing of metals to make them bright and lustrous burnished steel
- Polish implies rubbing, as with a cloth or tool and, often, an abrasive, paste, etc., to produce a smooth or glossy surface to polish silver, glass, furniture, etc.
Find another word for polish. In this page you can discover 58 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for polish, like: shine, buff, wax, burnish, glaze, brighten, rub, clean, smooth, scour and furbish.