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Definition 1: the property of being smooth and shiny - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for polish in the sense of this definition

(polish is a kind of ...) a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch

"admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs" "some artists prefer the smoothness of a board"

(polish is a kind of ...) the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

(... is a kind of polish ) the glaze produced by repeated applications of French polish shellac

(... is a kind of polish ) a glossy finish on a fabric

Definition 2: the Slavic language of Poland - [noun denoting communication]

(polish is a kind of ...) a branch of the Indo-European family of languages

Definition 3: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality - [noun denoting state]

Samples where polish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for polish in the sense of this definition

(polish is a kind of ...) the state of being without a flaw or defect

Definition 4: a preparation used in polishing - [noun denoting substance]

(polish is a kind of ...) a substance prepared according to a formula

"the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"

(... is a kind of polish ) a substance used to produce a shiny protective surface on footwear

(... is a kind of polish ) a brand of car polish

Definition 5: bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state - [verb of change]

Samples where polish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • polish your social manners

Synonyms for polish in the sense of this definition

(polish is a kind of ...) make perfect or complete

"perfect your French in Paris!"

Definition 6: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing - [verb of change]

Samples where polish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • refine one's style of writing

Synonyms for polish in the sense of this definition

(polish is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of polish ) refine too much or with excess of subtlety

"He is overrefining this matter"

(... is a kind of polish ) teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

"Cultivate your musical taste" "Train your tastebuds" "She is well schooled in poetry"

Definition 7: make (a surface) shine - [verb of contact]

Samples where polish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shine the silver, please
  • polish my shoes

Synonyms for polish in the sense of this definition

(polish is a kind of ...) make more beautiful

(... is a kind of polish ) polish with wax

"The motorcycle has been Simonized"

(... is a kind of polish ) make slick or smooth

(... is a kind of polish ) polish and make shiny

"buff the wooden floors" "buff my shoes"

(... is a kind of polish ) give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing

(polish implies ...) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

Definition 8: of or relating to Poland or its people or culture - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where polish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Polish sausage

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