refurbish

[ree-fur-bish]

verb (used with object)

to furbish again; renovate; brighten: to refurbish the lobby.

Nearby words

  1. refulgent,
  2. refund,
  3. refund annuity,
  4. refundable,
  5. refurb,
  6. refurbishment,
  7. refusal,
  8. refuse,
  9. refusenik,
  10. refusion

Origin of refurbish

First recorded in 1605–15; re- + furbish

Related formsre·fur·bish·ment, noun

Can be confusedrefinish refurbish refurnish

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British Dictionary definitions for refurbishment

refurbish

verb

(tr) to make neat, clean, or complete, as by renovating, re-equipping, or restoring
Derived Formsrefurbishing or refurbishment, noun

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Word Origin and History for refurbishment

refurbish

v.

1610s, from re- "again" + furbish, on model of French refourbir. Related: Refurbished; refurbishing.

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