pro-polish

Polish

[poh-lish]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Poland, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun
2.
a Slavic language, the principal language of Poland. Abbreviation: Pol

Origin:
1695–1705; Pole + -ish1

anti-Polish, noun, adjective
non-Polish, adjective, noun
pre-Polish, adjective
pro-Polish, adjective
pseudo-Polish, adjective
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polish (ˈpɒlɪʃ)
 
vb
1.  to make or become smooth and shiny by rubbing, esp with wax or an abrasive
2.  (tr) to make perfect or complete
3.  to make or become elegant or refined
 
n
4.  a finish or gloss
5.  the act of polishing or the condition of having been polished
6.  a substance used to produce a smooth and shiny, often protective surface
7.  elegance or refinement, esp in style, manner, etc
 
[C13 polis, from Old French polir, from Latin polīre to polish]
 
'polishable
 
adj
 
'polisher
 
n

Polish (ˈpəʊlɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of Poland, its people, or their language
 
n
2.  the official language of Poland, belonging to the West Slavonic branch of the Indo-European family

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polish
c.1300, from O.Fr. poliss-, prp. stem of polir "to polish," from L. polire "to polish, make smooth," of unknown origin. The notion of "to free from coarseness, to refine" first recorded mid-14c. Polished "elegant" is attested from early 15c. Slang polish off "finish" is 1837, from notion of applying
a coat of polish being the final step in a piece of work. The noun is first recorded c.1704, from the verb.
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