verb (used with object)
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Origin of burnish
OTHER WORDS FROM burnishbur·nish·a·ble, adjectivebur·nish·ment, nounun·bur·nished, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for burnish
Sandoval has also managed to burnish his image with a patina of integrity in the scandal-scarred Silver State.
This means that even women who are not employed in factories will get the chance to burnish career-building skills.
At this point, it is the only way for the Brothers to burnish their revolutionary credentials.
For Palin, of course, Israel also offers a chance to burnish her famously weak foreign policy credentials.
In 1961, Kennedy took a Latin American trip to burnish credentials for a 1962 Senate bid.
Sainton, more annoyed than he cared to show, drew his long neglected sword and began to burnish it affectionately.The Great Mogul|Louis Tracy
How strangly does it burnish a Character, and oblige ones Reputation?
The lectern he had done his best to burnish; but it was still a cripple from the fire.Peccavi|E. W. Hornung
They could burnish gold and it stays as bright as when it was first applied to the leaves, even after seven centuries.Education: How Old The New|James J. Walsh
With the pallid first,And next the burnish'd, he so ply'd the gate,As to content me well.Dante: "The Central Man of All the World"|John T. Slattery