(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. glow, gleam, scintillate; excel; polish, wax, burnish. See light, repute.
- take a shine to
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To give forth light]
Syn. radiate, beam, scintillate, glitter, sparkle, twinkle, glimmer, glare, glow, flash, blaze, shimmer, illumine, illuminate, blink, shoot out beams, irradiate, dazzle, bedazzle, flash, luminesce, flicker; see also sense 2, light 1 .
2. [To reflect light]
Syn. glisten, gleam, glow, look good, be bright, grow bright, be effulgent, scintillate, have a gloss, give back, give light, deflect, mirror; see also sense 1, reflect 3 .
3. [To cause to shine, usually by polishing]
Syn. polish, brighten, scour, brush, put a gloss on, put a finish on, finish, burnish, furbish, wax, buff, polish up, polish to a high luster, give a sheen to, make brilliant, make glitter; see also clean , glaze , polish .
See Synonym Study at polish .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
brightness, radiance, luster, brilliance, glimmer, sheen, gloss, polish, glow.
ANT.: dullness, film, patina, tarnish
1. light radiate, glare, blaze, gleam, luminesce, glow, glimmer, flash, illuminate, flicker, glint, sparkle, scintillate.
2. polish burnish, finish, rub, buff, brighten.
ANT.: 2. dull, tarnish
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To emit a bright light: beam, blaze1, burn, gleam, glow, incandesce, radiate. See LIGHT. 2. To give a gleaming luster to, usually through friction: buff1, burnish, furbish, glaze, gloss, polish, sleek. See LIGHT. 3. To be in one's prime: flourish, flower. Idioms: cut a figure, make a splash. See THRIVE. II noun A radiant brightness or glow, usually due to light reflected from a smooth surface: burnish, glaze, gloss, luster, polish, sheen, sleekness. See LIGHT.

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