verb (used with object)
- to access (the most recent version of a web page) from the internet instead of from the cache: I refreshed the page to see the current stock price before executing my online trade.
- to display (an image) repeatedly, as on a CRT, in order to prevent fading.
- to read and write (the contents of dynamic storage) at intervals in order to avoid loss of data.
verb (used without object)
SYNONYMS FOR refresh
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Origin of refresh
OTHER WORDS FROM refreshre·fresh·ful, adjectivere·fresh·ful·ly, adverbun·re·freshed, adjectivewell-re·freshed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for refresh
In the summer, temperatures typically range form 70-85°, with plenty of refreshing coastal breezes.Fire Island Pines: One Of America’s First LGBTQ Coastal Towns|LGBTQ-Editor|November 18, 2020|No Straight News
The more times the screen refreshes every second, the smoother the on-screen motion will look.The Xbox Series X offers killer gaming—if your TV can handle it|Stan Horaczek|November 11, 2020|Popular Science
The Silver State is posting its unofficial vote counts on a dedicated website that refreshes automatically.Follow along as battleground states tally presidential votes|John Kennedy|November 5, 2020|Popular Science
Weekly flextime and a flexible schedule allow us all to get outside to refresh and renew.
The 60 Hz screen does, however, lack the 120 Hz refresh rate found in the Pro.The new iPad Air is the best tablet for most people|Stan Horaczek|October 30, 2020|Popular Science
After two decades of dwindling influence, NATO is refreshed and energized by the growing threat on its eastern flank.
Shuster refreshed the Superman character design in 1945, again using a Jewish model for inspiration.Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America's Greatest Superhero|Rich Goldstein|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These tips will help you fall asleep faster and wake up refreshed.
The impression was so strong that I felt unusually happy and refreshed.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those missing the fountains will still be able to wet their whistles at the popular Sunset Bar—now refreshed.Celebrities, Take Note: Anguilla Is Back From the Brink|Debra A. Klein|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I assured him I was well refreshed with his good entertainment and company, and as much in my senses as ever I was in my life.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
After this he awoke much refreshed, and having obtained some rice from the native chief, ate a little with relish.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
Ruth put out the candles, and sat patiently by him for a long time, fancying he would awaken refreshed.Ruth|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
The poet, in all his despair, is sustained and refreshed by regarding the lady's beauty.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
I felt so much refreshed when I awoke that I arose, but my head swam round and I fell.Confessions of a Thug|Philip Meadows Taylor