Translation of tarnish in Spanish:

tarnish

empañar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈtɑrnɪʃ//ˈtɑːnɪʃ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (spoil)
    (reputation/name) empañar
    (name/reputation) manchar
    • But it's nonsense to suggest that they tarnish the lustre of the work that they're following.
    • But that also might be a result of canny marketing: no sponsor would wish her to tarnish her image by playing in - and perhaps losing - too many tournaments.
    • Only sheer audacity would enable an author to rewrite the history of a nation's seminal figures, tarnishing the name of Judaism's noble ancestors.
    • But if the governor proposes anything short of that, he could see his efforts fail in the legislature, tarnishing his image with moderates, even in his own party.
    • Musharraf told a press conference Saturday that he succeeded in selling a positive image of Pakistan abroad and that the attack might have been aimed at tarnishing the gains of his tour.
    • Ibrahim, an Egyptian-American democracy activist and academic, was jailed in July for tarnishing Egypt's image abroad and misappropriating funds.
    • And those who were seemingly immortal in their event, like Moses, probably have the most to lose in that being beaten will tarnish the public's memories of their greatness.
    • Pasiya threatened legal action against those individuals who are tarnishing the image of his club by associating them with the match-fixing allegations.
    • He also notes that unofficial appeals often conflate issues of legality and religion, inevitably tarnishing Amnesty's more measured approach.
    • He complained that some aspiring candidates at the forth-coming elections were only bent on tarnishing the image of rugby in Zambia when the sport had gained ground in corporate relationships.
    • He's managed to alienate allies with his foreign policy, tarnishing America's image in the world, punting our claims to moral leadership.
    • The disqualification of Greece's two top sprinters hardly tarnishes the Olympic gold standard as some seem to think.
    • With money well invested and his health fine, the 36-year-old champion is considering going out on top rather than fighting until his skills fade and tarnishing his legacy.
    • Canis lupus represented the only native species missing from Yellowstone, tarnishing the conservation record of America's ‘crown jewel’.
    • In science, reputation is all and it is easily tarnished.
    • But all the gold and the glory will be tarnished if basic rights - including free speech - are lacking.
    • The thing about pure causes - that glorious end that justifies despicable means - is that they tarnish so easily in the heat of battle.
    • Such companies face an increased risk of tarnishing their image by igniting privacy concerns.
    • I truly hope that those who were in the wrong feel the guilt they should for tarnishing the school's good name and making the end of the 2005 class's school career so negative.
    • The final possibility is that Nike wants to improve Converse shoes and sell higher volumes through discount retailers, instead of tarnishing the Nike image by selling low end Nikes.
  • 2

    (make dull)
    (silver) deslustrar
    (silver) poner negro
    (mirror) desazogar
    • Suddenly, another tarnished piece of silver came into view, identical to the other one.
    • The paintings are made so that, as the silver tarnishes, certain aspects of expression are revealed that would not originally have been seen.
    • Where I come from, the silver tarnishes when it is exposed to the air.
    • Once upon a time it had been gilded, but now the gilding seemed to be tarnishing and flaking - evidently no one came in here to touch up these days.
    • It can tarnish silverware and discolor copper and brass utensils.
    • He knew it couldn't actually be silver, it would have tarnished, but he didn't think it was steel or aluminum either.
    • The jewelers recommend storing your plated pieces in a jewelry box, away from heat and moisture, which can cause tarnishing.
    • Platinum is a relatively inactive metal that does not corrode or tarnish in air.
    • The platinum jewellery has a lustre which is unique and does not fade or get tarnished.
    • The chain was silver and tarnished in some places, from it hung a small stone.
    • All of the crockery was chipped, and what little silver they possessed was tarnished to a dull black.
    • The still waters have lost their clarity, tarnished by the ominous clouds that overhang the harbour.
    • The sawed surfaces were coated with an epoxy sealer to keep the copper from tarnishing and to enhance their appearance.
    • Blackened lead white can be treated by oxidizing but oxygen will tarnish any silver.
    • Metals tarnish when their surface atoms react with gaseous substances in the air.
    • It was more tarnished metal than glass, and was covered in a sheen of dried soap.
    • When fresh, some acanthite is brilliant and lustrous but tarnishes to a relatively dull black upon exposure.
    • Readers reminded us that gold, which does not tarnish or corrode, is used in contacts and connectors in telephones, computers, and other electronic products.
    • The metal is tarnished, so I get the toothpaste from the bathroom and put some on my finger.
    • He seldom applied surface decoration other than subtly toned lacquers to protect the metal against tarnishing.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (silver) deslustrarse
    (silver) ponerse negro
  • 2

    (fame) empañarse
    (fame) mancharse

noun

  • 1

    falta de lustre feminine
    falta brillo feminine