tarnish - definition and synonyms

verb 

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

/ˈtɑː(r)nɪʃ/
present tense
I/you/we/theytarnish
he/she/ittarnishes
present participletarnishing
past tensetarnished
past participletarnished
  1. 1
    [transitive] if something tarnishes your reputation or image, it makes people have a worse opinion of you than they did before
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if metal tarnishes, or if something tarnishes it, it starts to lose colour and become less shiny