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 Dictionary entry overview: What does refurbish mean? 

  The verb REFURBISH has 1 sense:

1. make brighter and prettier

  Familiarity information: REFURBISH used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1refurbish [BACK TO TOP]


Make brighter and prettier

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


freshen up; refurbish; renovate

Context examples:

we refurbished the guest wing / My wife wants us to renovate

Hypernyms (to "refurbish" 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 "refurbish"):

gentrify (renovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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