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gild (v.)

Old English gyldan "to gild, to cover with a thin layer of gold," from Proto-Germanic *gulthjan (source also of Old Norse gylla "to gild," Old High German ubergulden "to cover with gold"), verb from *gultham "gold" (see gold). Related: Gilded; gilding. Figuratively from 1590s.

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Definitions of gild from WordNet

gild (v.)
decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold;
Synonyms: begild / engild
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