I intend to burnish my silver candlesticks so that they will gleam when we set them on the table tonight.
Burnish – Polish by rubbing
She burnt the dish (burnish) but the dog polished off the meal and licked the plate so much it looked polished.
Examples of burnish in a sentence
I applied car polish to my Porsche repeatedly, making sure to burnish it to perfection.
For many who desire to burnish their image, money is no object.