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burnish

verb [T] uk   /ˈbɜː.nɪʃ/  us   /ˈbɝː-/
literary to rub metal until it is smooth and shiny If you burnish something such as your public image, you take action to improve it and make it more attractive: The company is currently trying to burnish its socially responsible image.
burnished
adjective uk   us   /-nɪʃt/ literary
smooth and shiny
Translations of “burnish”
in Vietnamese đánh bóng…
in Spanish pulir…
in Thai ขัดเงา…
in Malaysian penggilap…
in French polir…
in German polieren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擦亮,擦光, 給…增色, 改善(公眾形象)…
in Indonesian memoles…
in Chinese (Simplified) 擦亮,擦光, 给…增色, 改善(公众形象)…
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