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polish



I - noun
1. the property of being smooth and shiny (Freq. 2)
Syn:
gloss, glossiness, burnish
Derivationally related forms:
burnish (for: burnish), glossy (for: glossiness), gloss (for: gloss)
Hypernyms:
radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence,
refulgency, smoothness
Hyponyms:
French polish, glaze
2. a highly developed state of perfection;
having a flawless or impeccable quality (Freq. 1)
- they performed with great polish
- I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose
- "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
Syn:
refinement, culture, cultivation, finish
Derivationally related forms:
cultivate (for: cultivation), refine (for: refinement)
Hypernyms:
perfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultra
3. a preparation used in polishing
Hypernyms:
formulation, preparation
Hyponyms:
shoe polish, blacking, Simoniz

II - verb
1. make (a surface) shine (Freq. 7)
- shine the silver, please
- polish my shoes
Syn:
smooth, smoothen, shine
Derivationally related forms:
shining (for: shine), polisher, polishing
Hypernyms:
fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify
Hyponyms:
Simonize, Simonise, slick, sleek, buff,
burnish, furbish, gloss
Entailment:
rub
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
- They polish the glass tubes
2. improve or perfect by pruning or polishing (Freq. 3)
- refine one's style of writing
Syn:
refine, fine-tune, down
Derivationally related forms:
refinement (for: refine), refiner (for: refine)
Hypernyms:
better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
Hyponyms:
overrefine, over-refine, educate, school, train,
cultivate, civilize, civilise
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
3. bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
- polish your social manners
Syn:
round, round off, polish up, brush up
Hypernyms:
perfect, hone
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something

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