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simonize

[ sahy-muh-nahyz ]
/ ˈsaɪ məˌnaɪz /
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verb (used with object), si·mon·ized, si·mon·iz·ing.

to shine or polish to a high sheen, especially with wax: to simonize an automobile.

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Also especially British, si·mon·ise .

Origin of simonize

First recorded in 1935–40; after Simoniz, a trademark
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