refinance

[ ree-fi-nans, ree-fahy-nans ]
/ ˌri fɪˈnæns, riˈfaɪ næns /
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verb (used with object), re·fi·nanced, re·fi·nanc·ing.

to finance again.
to satisfy (a debt) by making another loan on new terms: She just refinanced her mortgage.
to increase or change the financing of, as by selling stock or obtaining additional credit.

Nearby words

  1. referred pain,
  2. referred sensation,
  3. referrible,
  4. reffo,
  5. refill,
  6. refinancing,
  7. refine,
  8. refined,
  9. refinedly,
  10. refinement

Origin of refinance

First recorded in 1905–10; re- + finance

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Word Origin and History for refinance

refinance

v.

1901, from re- "again" + finance (v.). Related: Refinanced; refinancing.

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