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English definition of “burnish”

burnish

verb [T]     /ˈbɜː.nɪʃ/ US  /ˈbɝː-/
literary to rub metal until it is smooth and shiny Polishing and polishes 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 .Polishing and polishes burnished     /-nɪʃt/ adjective literary smooth and shiny Less common coloursCommon coloursEmitting and casting light
(Definition of burnish verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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