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synonyms for burnish

  • buff
  • furbish
  • glance
  • glaze
  • gloss
  • luster
  • patina
  • rub
  • sheen
  • shine
  • smooth
  • wax
  • put on a finish
See also synonyms for: burnished
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antonyms for burnish

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  • dull
  • tarnish
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How to use burnish in a sentence

Sainton, more annoyed than he cared to show, drew his long neglected sword and began to burnish it affectionately.
THE GREAT MOGULLOUIS TRACY
How strangly does it burnish a Character, and oblige ones Reputation?
A SHORT VIEW OF THE IMMORALITY, AND PROFANENESS OF THE ENGLISH STAGEJEREMY COLLIER
The lectern he had done his best to burnish; but it was still a cripple from the fire.
PECCAVIE. W. HORNUNG
They could burnish gold and it stays as bright as when it was first applied to the leaves, even after seven centuries.
EDUCATION: HOW OLD THE NEWJAMES J. WALSH
With the pallid first,And next the burnish'd, he so ply'd the gate,As to content me well.
DANTE: "THE CENTRAL MAN OF ALL THE WORLD"JOHN T. SLATTERY
He was to "bathe, to burnish himself, soul and body, to swim and swathe in yellow licence."
BROWNING'S HEROINESETHEL COLBURN MAYNE
In smoothing and polishing such edges, an ordinary jeweler's steel burnish can be used.
WATCH AND CLOCK ESCAPEMENTSANONYMOUS
And after the heads come again rough as a hart's head, and commonly they burnish their horns in March.
THE MASTER OF GAMESECOND DUKE OF YORK, EDWARD
There is but one thing to be said; it is all that need be said; it is an attempt to burnish one corner of a hero's dimmed shield.
KENTUCKY IN AMERICAN LETTERS, V. 2 OF 2JOHN WILSON TOWNSEND
At to-morrow's dawn my esquire shall begin to burnish up my armour—and caparison my courser.
BIBLIOMANIA; OR BOOK-MADNESSTHOMAS FROGNALL DIBDIN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BURNISH

  • buff up
  • burnish
  • clear up
  • enliven
  • gleam
  • grow sunny
  • illuminate
  • illumine
  • intensify
  • kindle
  • light up
  • lighten
  • polish
  • punch up
  • spiff up
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