Synonyms and related words:
Atticism, abradant, abrasive, acculturation, acquired taste, aluminum oxide, ameliorate, appreciation of excellence, appropriateness, auto polish, beautify, better, breeding, brighten, brighten up, brightness, brilliance, brush up, buff, bump off, burnish, chasteness, chastity, choiceness, civility, civilization, civilized taste, civilizedness, clarity, classicalism, classicism, clean, clearness, colcothar, comeliness, con, conclude, consume, correct, correctness, corundum, crocus, cultivate, cultivated taste, cultivation, culture, daintiness, delicacy, destroy, develop, dignity, directness, discrimination, dispatch, dispose of, distinction, do away with, do in, dress, ease, eat, education, elaborate, elegance, elegancy, eliminate, embellish, emend, emery, emery board, emery paper, enculturation, end, enhance, enlightenment, evolve, excellence, fastidiousness, felicitousness, felicity, file, finesse, finish, fittingness, fix, flow, flowing periods, fluency, freshen, furbish, furbish up, garnet, genteelness, gentility, gentlemanlikeness, gentlemanliness, gentleness, glance, glaze, gleam, glint, gloss, glow, good breeding, good taste, grace, gracefulness, gracility, graciosity, graciousness, improve, kill, ladylikeness, lawn-roller, learn, limpidity, liquidate, lucidity, luster, mature, mend, murder, nail file, naturalness, neatness, niceness, nicety, oil, patina, pellucidity, perfect, perspicuity, plainness, polish off, polish up, polishes, propriety, pumice, pumice stone, purity, put away, quality, radiance, rasp, refine, refinement, renovate, repair, restraint, retouch, review, revive, ripen, roller, rottenstone, rouge, round, rub, rub out, rub up, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrub, season, seemliness, sheen, shine, shoe polish, silicon carbide, silver polish, simplicity, slay, sleek, sleeker, slick, slick down, slicker, smooth, smoother, smoothness, socialization, sophistication, sparkle, spruce, spruce up, straightforwardness, study, subtlety, taste, tastefulness, terminate, terseness, tone up, touch up, unaffectedness, vamp, vamp up, varnish, wax, wolf down

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Polish — (pronounced IPA| [ˈpoʊlɪʃ] ) may refer to:* Anything from or related to Poland, a country in Europe * Polish language * Poles, people from Poland * Polish (chicken) * Kielbasa, Polish sausage **Maxwell Street Polish, Polish sausage sandwich… …   Wikipedia

  • polish — ⇒POLISH, subst. masc. ,,Produit d entretien consistant en une émission dans de l eau soit de savons et d huiles, soit d un mélange de cires ou de silicones (GDEL). Betty m attendait. Elle était assise sur le capot comme dans les années cinquante… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • polish — [päl′ish] vt. [ME polischen < inflected stem of OFr polir < L polire, to polish, prob. < IE base * pel , to drive, impel > FELT1] 1. a) to smooth and brighten, as by rubbing b) to coat with polish, wax, etc. and make bright or glossy… …   English World dictionary

  • Polish — Pol ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Polished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Polishing}.] [F. polir, L. polire. Cf. {Polite}, { ish}] 1. To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polish — [n1] shine, brightness brilliance, burnish, finish, glaze, glint, gloss, luster, sheen, smoothness, sparkle, varnish, veneer, wax; concepts 492,611,620 Ant. dullness polish [n2] cultivated look, performance breeding, class, cultivation, culture,… …   New thesaurus

  • Polish — Pol ish, n. 1. A smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster. [1913 Webster] Another prism of clearer glass and better polish. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything used to produce a gloss. [1913 Webster] 3. Fig.:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polish up on — polish up or polish up on To work at or study in order to improve • • • Main Entry: ↑polish …   Useful english dictionary

  • polish — ► VERB 1) make smooth and shiny by rubbing. 2) improve or refine. 3) (polish off) finish or consume quickly. ► NOUN 1) a substance used to make something smooth and shiny when rubbed in. 2) an act of polishing …   English terms dictionary

  • Polish — Pol ish, v. i. To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polish — Pol ish, a. [From {Pole} a Polander.] Of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants. n. The language of the Poles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polish — polish. См. шлифовка. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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