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1 a high level of taste and enlightenment as a result of extensive intellectual training and exposure to the arts
  • acquired a great deal of polish during his year abroad

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2 brightness created by light reflected from a surface
  • buffed the silver plate to a high polish

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Synonyms & Antonyms of polish (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
  • you'll need to polish your shoes with a clean rag before the performance

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2 to bring (something) to a state where nothing remains to be done
  • once you polish the article a bit, it'll be ready to submit

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The first known use of polish was in the 14th century

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“Polish.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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