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Synonyms for shine
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency(verb)

    the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

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

  2. reflect, shine(verb)

    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, beam(verb)

    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, shine(verb)

    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. shine(verb)

    be distinguished or eminent

    "His talent shines"

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

  6. shine(verb)

    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, shine(verb)

    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. shine(verb)

    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, strike(verb)

    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, shine(verb)

    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, shine(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. shine(verb)

    To emit light.

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

  2. shine(verb)

    Brightness from reflected light.

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

  3. shine(noun)

    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, brilliance, splendor

  4. shine(verb)

    Shoeshine.

    Synonyms:
    shoeshine

  5. shine(noun)

    Sunshine.

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

    Synonyms:
    smoothen, polish, smooth, sunshine

  6. shine(noun)

    Moonshine.

    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

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. shine(v. n.)

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

  2. shine(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be eminent, be distinguished, be conspicuous

  3. shine(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fair weather

  4. shine(n.)

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

  5. shine(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shine(n)

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

  2. shine(n)

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

  3. shine(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce shine?

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How to say shine in sign language?

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How to use shine in a sentence?

  1. Butler:

    All smatterers are more brisk and pert Than those who understand an art; As little sparkles shine more bright Than glowing coals that gave them light.

  2. Deb Fischer:

    That's unfair and it hurts our farmers and ethanol producers. This bill would shine a light on what's been an obscure exemption process and help promote economic growth in rural America.

  3. Sankara:

    The spirit is smothered, as it were, by ignorance, but so soon as ignorance is destroyed, spirit shine forth, like the sun when released from clouds.

  4. Lawrence Keane:

    We’re very pleased to see the end of the program, it was very nefarious and it took a lot of work to shine a light on it and get it stopped.

  5. Eddy M Reyes:

    Make your smile today shine like a star.


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
  • 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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