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Synonyms for shine
ʃaɪnshine

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Wiktionary

  1. shinenoun

    To emit light.

    Synonyms:
    refulgency, beam, glow, radiate, effulgence, radiancy, refulgence, radiance

  2. shineverb

    To reflect light.

    Synonyms:
    luster, glisten, gleam, reflect, glint, glitter

  3. shinenoun

    Excellence in quality or appearance.

    My nephew tried other sports before deciding on football, which he shined at right away, quickly becoming the star of his school team.

    Synonyms:
    excel, splendor, brilliance

  4. shineverb

    Shoeshine.

    Synonyms:
    shoeshine

  5. shinenoun

    To polish (something).

    He shined my shoes until they were polished smooth and gleaming.

    Synonyms:
    smoothen, sunshine, polish, smooth

  6. shineverb

    To polish a cricket ball using saliva and one’s clothing.

    Synonyms:
    moonshine

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shine

    Light, strictly denoting a form of radiant energy, is used as a general term for any luminous effect discernible by the eye, from the faintest phosphorescence to the blaze of the noonday sun. A flame is both hot and luminous; if it contains few solid particles it will yield little light, tho it may afford intense heat, as in the case of a hydrogen-flame. A blaze is an extensive, brilliant flame. A flare is a wavering flame or blaze; a flash is a light that appears and disappears in an instant; as, a flash of lightning; the flash of gunpowder. The glare and glow are steady, the glare painfully bright, the glow subdued; as, the glare of torches; the glow of dying embers. Shine and shining refer to a steady or continuous emission of light; sheen is a faint shining, usually by reflection. Glimmer, glitter, and shimmer denote wavering light. We speak of the glimmer of distant lamps through the mist; of the shimmer of waves in sunlight or moonlight. A gleam is not wavering, but transient or intermittent; a sudden gleam of light came through the half-open door; a glitter is a hard light; as, the glitter of burnished arms. A sparkle is a sudden light, as of sparks thrown out; scintillation is the more exact and scientific term for the actual emission of sparks, also the figurative term for what suggests such emission; as, scintillations of wit or of genius. Twinkle and twinkling are used of the intermittent light of the fixed stars. Glistening is a shining as from a wet surface. Illumination is a wide-spread, brilliant light, as when all the windows of a house or of a street are lighted. The light of incandescence is intense and white like that from metal at a white heat.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, flame, flare, flash, flicker, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glistening, glistering, glitter, glow, illumination, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shining, sparkle, twinkle, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, gloom, gloominess, obscurity, shade, shadow

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shine

    Synonyms:
    beam, brighten, gleam, give, light, glow, sparkle, glitter, radiate, glisten, excel

    Antonyms:
    fade, wane, loom, glimmer, gleam, fail

Princeton's WordNet

  1. radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgencyverb

    the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

    Synonyms:
    refulgence, refulgency, effulgence, radiance, glow, glowing, radiancy

  2. reflect, shineverb

    be bright by reflecting or casting light

    "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, contemplate, speculate, radiate, strike, glisten, reflect, chew over, glitter, excogitate, gleam, beam, smoothen, mull over, think over, polish, ponder, muse, ruminate, glow, meditate, glint, fall, reverberate, mull

  3. shine, beamverb

    emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light

    "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, beam, smoothen, polish, reflect, broadcast, glitter, air, gleam, transmit, strike, glint, fall, glisten, glow, send, radiate

  4. glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shineverb

    be shiny, as if wet

    "His eyes were glistening"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, beam, glimmer, peek, radiate, polish, reflect, glance, smoothen, glitter, gleam, strike, glint, fall, glisten, glow

  5. shineverb

    be distinguished or eminent

    "His talent shines"

    Synonyms:
    radiate, fall, glisten, glint, strike, beam, reflect, smoothen, gleam, polish, smooth, glow, glitter

  6. shineverb

    be clear and obvious

    "A shining example"

    Synonyms:
    radiate, fall, glisten, glint, strike, beam, reflect, smoothen, gleam, polish, smooth, glow, glitter

  7. glow, beam, radiate, shineverb

    have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink

    "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, beam, reflect, diversify, ray, radiate, strike, burn, broadcast, smoothen, glitter, air, polish, gleam, transmit, glint, fall, glisten, glow, send

  8. shineverb

    throw or flash the light of (a lamp)

    "Shine the light on that window, please"

    Synonyms:
    radiate, fall, glisten, glint, strike, beam, reflect, smoothen, gleam, polish, smooth, glow, glitter

  9. fall, shine, strikeverb

    touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly

    "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"

    Synonyms:
    reflect, settle, beam, excise, descend, fall down, lessen, decrease, hit, radiate, attain, return, glisten, fall upon, chance on, go down, take, diminish, flow, glow, strike, chance upon, move, come down, assume, devolve, coin, fall, walk out, impinge on, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, glint, pass, smooth, gleam, accrue, mint, strickle, impress, hang, come across, take up, come to, come, expunge, come upon, precipitate, glitter, collide with, light upon, smoothen, light, discover, polish

  10. glow, beam, radiate, shineverb

    experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

    "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, beam, reflect, diversify, ray, radiate, strike, burn, broadcast, smoothen, glitter, air, polish, gleam, transmit, glint, fall, glisten, glow, send

  11. polish, smooth, smoothen, shineverb

    make (a surface) shine

    "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, polish up, smoothen, polish, strike, reflect, glow, gleam, down, beam, fine-tune, glitter, brush up, refine, radiate, glint, fall, glisten, smooth out, round, round off

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Editors Contribution

  1. zazzle

    to shine; to give off a strong glow

    her enthusiastic personality can really zazzle when she is being her true self.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 20, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shineverb

    Synonyms:
    beam, radiate, glitter, glisten, glow, blaze, be bright, be brilliant, emit rays of light

  2. shineverb

    Synonyms:
    be eminent, be distinguished, be conspicuous

  3. shinenoun

    Synonyms:
    fair weather

  4. shinenoun

    Synonyms:
    brightness, splendor, lustre, brilliancy, polish, gloss

  5. shinenoun

    Synonyms:
    [colloquial, U. S.] liking, fancy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shinenoun

    Synonyms:
    luster, polish, gloss, sheen, radiance, resplendence, brilliancy, lucency, glaze

  2. shinenoun

    Synonyms:
    (Slang) liking, fancy, caper, antic, dido

  3. shineverb

    Synonyms:
    beam, radiate, gleam, irradiate, glisten, glow, glitter, flare, glare, excel, surpass, polish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shine":

    glow, glisten, brightness, shard, twinkle, shining, sparkle, shone

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How to use shine in a sentence?

  1. Birthday:

    May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

  2. Will Smith:

    I wanna apologize to the academy. I wanna apologize to all my fellow nominees, this is a beautiful moment and I'm not crying for winning an award. It's not about winning an award for me, it's about being able to shine light on all of the people.

  3. Proverb:

    Don't offer me advice;give me money #Star Shine

  4. Adam Smith:

    What we can do is try to shine a light on it, to make the case that this is a bad idea, drum up public pressure so the president will stop doing these things.

  5. Bob Dorfman:

    The chances (for the U.S.) are good, it's a good time to be bidding, the economy seems to be doing pretty well. It's a chance for a city to really shine, a chance for the United States to show its might and its economic clout. It certainly feels like it's the U.S.'s turn.


Translations for shine

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  • لمعArabic
  • brillantor, lluentor, lluir, lluïssor, brillarCatalan, Valencian
  • svítitCzech
  • disgleirioWelsh
  • skinne, glimte, brillans, lyse, stråle, glimre, brillere, skin, glans, pudse, polere, blankeDanish
  • Brillanz, Glanz, leuchten, Schein, Bravour, scheinen, glänzen, polieren, bohnernGerman
  • ακτινοβολώGreek
  • poluro, briliEsperanto
  • brillo, brillar, lucirSpanish
  • درخششPersian
  • loiste, paiste, kirkkaus, valo, loistaa, paistaa, loistavuus, kiiltää, paistaa silmään, loistokkuus, hohde, hohtaa, helottaa, loisteliaisuus, erottua, kiillottaa, puleerataFinnish
  • éclat, briller, luireFrench
  • deàlraich, boillsg, deàrrs, lìomhScottish Gaelic
  • brillo, brillantez, brillar, lucir, coruscar, resplandecer, relucirGalician
  • चमकHindi
  • ragyogHungarian
  • փայլել, փայլArmenian
  • brillarInterlingua
  • bersinarIndonesian
  • lumarIdo
  • ljómaIcelandic
  • risplendere, splendere, brillareItalian
  • 輝き, 卓越, 輝く, 目立つ, 照らす, 光, 光る, 磨くJapanese
  • 비치다, 비추다, 빛나다Korean
  • nitere, emineo, anteeo, antecedo, excello, lūceō, polio, expolio, levigo, tergeo, luceatLatin
  • schéngenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • šviestiLithuanian
  • straling, bravoure, stralen, glanzen, voor de hand liggen, schijn, glans, uitmuntendheid, schijnen, blinken, uitblinken, polieren, opblinkenDutch
  • lusejar, lusirOccitan
  • esplendor, brilhar, cintilar, sobressair, brilho, luzir, resplandecer, lustrar, polirPortuguese
  • k'anchay, illay, llimphiyQuechua
  • tarlischar, glüschir, traglischar, glischar, glischear, targlischierRomansh
  • strălucire, luciu, luci, lumina, lustru, străluci, lustruiRomanian
  • свет, сияние, светить, сиять, блестеть, блеск, светиться, блистать, полировать, чиститьRussian
  • lúgere, luxi, lúchereSardinian
  • sijati, svetitiSlovene
  • glans, finish, stråla, reflektera, glänsa, sken, polish, lysa, skina, blänka, lysande, lysa i ögonen, putsa, poleraSwedish
  • பிரகாசம்Tamil
  • ప్రకాశము, మెరుపు, మెరియు, వెలిగిపోవు, ప్రకాశించుTelugu
  • parlatmakTurkish
  • چمکنا, جگمگانا, جهلملانا, چمکUrdu
  • soi sáng, tỏa sáng, chiếu sángVietnamese
  • 闪耀Chinese

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