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English adjective: Polish

1. Polish of or relating to Poland or its people or culture


SamplesPolish sausage.


English noun: polish

1. polish (attribute) the property of being smooth and shiny


Synonymsburnish, gloss, glossiness


Broader (hypernym)effulgence, radiance, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine, smoothness


Narrower (hyponym)French polish, glaze

2. polish (state) a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality


SamplesThey 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.


Synonymscultivation, culture, finish, refinement


Broader (hypernym)flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection

3. polish (substance) a preparation used in polishing


Broader (hypernym)formulation, preparation


Narrower (hyponym)blacking, shoe polish, Simoniz

4. Polish (communication) the Slavic language of Poland


Broader (hypernym)Slavic, Slavic language, Slavonic, Slavonic language


English verb: polish

1. polish (contact) make (a surface) shine


SamplesShine the silver, please.
Polish my shoes.


ExamplesThey polish the glass tubes


Synonymsshine, smooth, smoothen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beautify, embellish, fancify, prettify


Narrower (hyponym)buff, burnish, furbish, gloss, Simonise, Simonize, sleek, slick


Entailrub

2. polish (change) improve or perfect by pruning or polishing


SamplesRefine one's style of writing.


Synonymsdown, fine-tune, refine


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate


Narrower (hyponym)civilise, civilize, cultivate, educate, over-refine, overrefine, school, train

3. polish (change) bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state


SamplesPolish your social manners.


Synonymsbrush up, polish up, round, round off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hone, perfect









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