1 gleam, glow, shimmer, radiate, beam, glare, flare, glisten, glitter, coruscate, twinkle, sparkle, scintillate, glint, flash, flicker:
The light of a candle shone from her window. The stars are shining brightly. I want that brass polished till it shines
2 polish, burnish, rub (up or down), buff, brush, brighten:
You'd best shine your shoes before going for the job interview.
3 excel, surpass, stand out, outshine, be outstanding or pre-eminent or excellent or prominent or conspicuous:
She had shone at tennis from a very early age, and first entered Wimbledon when she was twelve.
4 gleam, glow, shimmer, sparkle, brightness, radiance, gloss, lustre, sheen, glaze, patina:
That shine was achieved with a little wax and elbow-grease.
5 take a shine to. like, be attracted to, take a fancy to, fancy:
Her Great Dane has taken a shine to me and likes to sit on my lap.