gild (v.), past forms gilt, gilded Old form(s): gil'd , guild, guilded , guil'st
bring colour to, brighten, illuminate
1H4 V.iv.157[Prince Hal aside to Falstaff] if a lie may do thee grace, / I'll gild it with the happiest terms I have
Cym V.iii.34[Posthumus to Lord, of the youths' nobleness] which could have ... gilded pale looks
E3 II.ii.208[King Edward to all] For ere the sun shall gild the eastern sky [QQ guide]
Sonn.20.6An eye ... / Gilding the object whereupon it gazeth
Sonn.28.12[] When sparkling stars twire not thou gild'st th'even
Tem V.i.280[Alonso to all, of Stephano and Trinculo] Where should they / Find this grand liquor that hath gilded 'em?
TG V.i.1[Eglamour alone] The sun begins to gild the western sky
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