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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   /-nɪʃt/ literary us  
smooth and shiny
Translations of “burnish”
in Spanish pulir…
in French polir…
in German polieren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擦亮,擦光, 給…增色, 改善(公眾形象)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 擦亮,擦光, 给…增色, 改善(公众形象)…
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