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REFRESH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does refresh mean? 

REFRESH (verb)
  The verb REFRESH has 4 senses:

1. refresh one's memory
2. make (to feel) fresh
3. become or make oneself fresh again
4. make fresh again

  Familiarity information: REFRESH used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REFRESH (verb)


Sense 1refresh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refresh one's memory

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

brush up; refresh; review

Context example:

I reviewed the material before the test

Hypernyms (to "refresh" is one way to...):

call back; call up; recall; recollect; remember; retrieve; think (recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2refresh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make (to feel) fresh

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

freshen; refresh

Context example:

The cool water refreshed us

Hypernyms (to "refresh" is one way to...):

regenerate; renew (reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "refresh"):

air; air out; vent; ventilate (expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to refresh Sue


Sense 3refresh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become or make oneself fresh again

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

refreshen; freshen up; freshen; refresh

Context example:

She freshened up after the tennis game

Hypernyms (to "refresh" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "refresh"):

lave; wash up (wash one's face and hands)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 4refresh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make fresh again

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

refreshen; freshen; refresh

Hypernyms (to "refresh" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Antonym:

tire (exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress)


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