verb (used with object)
Origin of burnish
Related formsbur·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