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)
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Origin of refresh
SYNONYMS FOR 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
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
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
And those in the middle mostly plow ahead, refreshed by the repose of spirit or soul so hard to find at the top or the bottom.
Therefore, when the assembly was dismissed, they refreshed themselves and waited eagerly till he should give the signal.Stories From Livy|Alfred Church
My long quiet reverie, in the shade of the tree, had refreshed me.Lost Lenore|Charles Beach
Having so resolved, she descended with dignified mien and refreshed countenance to Mrs. Quiverful.Barchester Towers|Anthony Trollope
We remained at it two days, and rested our horses, and refreshed ourselves.Early Western Travels 1748-1846|Various
In spite of his answer, he ate heartily of the food set before him, and seemed to be refreshed by it.Plane and Plank|Oliver Optic