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English verb: smoothen

1. smoothen (contact) make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing


SamplesSmooth the surface of the wood.


Synonymssmooth


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


Broader (hypernym)change surface


Narrower (hyponym)file, float, launch, plane, rake, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, strip


Entailrub


Antonymsroughen

2. smoothen (contact) make (a surface) shine


SamplesShine the silver, please.
Polish my shoes.


ExamplesThey smoothen the glass tubes


Synonymspolish, shine, smooth


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

3. smoothen (change) become smooth


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change









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