verb (used with object)
Words nearby burnish
Origin of burnish
OTHER WORDS FROM burnishbur·nish·a·ble, adjectivebur·nish·ment, nounun·bur·nished, adjective
Examples 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
In the early spring, both parties began to burnish their armor for the first encounter in New York.Union and Democracy|Allen Johnson
It became her perfectly, bringing out all the delicate, flower-like tints of her face and the gloss and burnish of her hair.Anne Of Avonlea|Lucy Maud Montgomery
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
First burnish the gold laid on slightly, afterwards continue with greater force.The Progress of the Marbling Art|Josef Halfer