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polish

pol·ish

polish

 
 
pronunciation:
pa lihsh
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
polish off
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part of speech: verb
inflections: polished, polishes, polishing
definition 1: to give a shiny surface to.
We polished the furniture before the guests arrived.
synonyms:
buff, shine
antonyms:
tarnish
similar words:
finish, rub, sand, smooth, wax
definition 2: to cause to become finished or more perfect.
She is polishing her acting skills in a summer theater.
synonyms:
perfect
similar words:
cultivate, practice, refine
phrase: polish off
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a substance used to make something smooth or shiny.
The silver polish removed the black stains from our forks.
synonyms:
lacquer, varnish, wax
similar words:
oil, shellac
definition 2: a sleek surface.
I can see myself in this polish!
synonyms:
finish, gloss, luster, shine
similar words:
glaze
derivation: polisher (n.)
Word Builder: polish +
  • polished:
    having been given a shiny surface.