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gild

gild

 
pronunciation:
gIld
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gilded, gilding, gilds, gilt
definition 1: to cover or coat with gold.
 
synonyms:
gold-plate
similar words:
enamel, gloss, lacquer, plate
definition 2: to give the mere appearance of beauty, goodness, or quality, so as to deceive.
synonyms:
gloss
similar words:
color, embellish, exaggerate, mask, twist, veneer
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word guild (a group of workers)? Gild and guild sound alike but have different meanings.