Polish synonyms

pŏl'ĭsh

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Shine is defined as brightness, light or luster.
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To soften the surface of (leather) by raising a nap.
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To remove unwanted hair from (the body) by applying and removing a hot waxy substance
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To cause the ruin of.
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In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
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To cause to appear less harsh or severe than is the case:
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To clean (wheat) before the milling process.
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To make usable or attractive again; refurbish
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To consume all of; use up:
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To varnish is defined as to give something or an idea a smooth or polished appearance.
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To give a bright sheen or luster to.
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Glaze is defined as to put glass in a window, or to put on a glossy finish.
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(Of an edge) bluntness.
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(Heraldry, flags) To alter a coat of arms or a flag by adding an element to it.
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To overindulge so as to cause to demand or expect too much
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(Intransitive) To lose a sharp edge; to become dull.
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To make or become rough.
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To make smooth or shiny by rubbing; to polish; to shine.
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(Dated) With ease and dexterity.
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Refine is defined as to purify, to make more polished, or to become more defined.
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To give or make retouches.
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(Idiomatic) To make slight corrections or adjustments; to fill in or perfect.
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A substance that imparts lustre to a surface, such as plumbago or a glaze.
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A glossy surface given to textiles.
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In a sleek manner.
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(Humorous) A mock title.
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(Theol.) The unmerited love and favor of God toward human beings
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Civilities, courtesies, or amenities
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To start to burn; be ignited or kindled:
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To a greater extent or degree:
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Refined, effortless beauty of manner, form, and style
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A mode of living:
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The state of being glossy.
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Refinement is the process of making something better by making small changes, or good taste and cultural elegance.
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Culture is defined as a high degree of taste, knowledge and interest in arts, literature and other scholarly fields.
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Devotion of time or attention to the improvement of (something)
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To become round or plump
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(Mathematics) To change a number into an approximation having fewer significant digits.
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To hone (one's skills)
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To paint, or make clean or bright with a brush.
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In a serious or earnest manner
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To make smooth.
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(Figuratively) To make more cheerful and pleasant; to enliven
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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
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(Law) To take an action, usually the filing of a document in the correct venue, that secures a legal right.
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To adjust a control on (a TV or radio set) for better reception
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Synonym Study

  • 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, ruin, clean, smooth, scour, furbish, finish, varnish and gloss.