verb (used with object)
Origin of furnish
Synonyms for furnish
Related Words for refurnishrenovate, redo, remodel, restore, revamp, refresh, rearrange, paint, renew, recondition, refurnish, refinish
Examples from the Web for refurnish
Historical Examples of refurnish
I am not going to refurnish the rooms for you, or anything of that kind.The Prime Minister
"It will just redeem my diamonds, and refurnish the house," said Lady Frances.Pelham, Complete
It is, of course, not always possible to refurnish a room when it is redecorated.The Decoration of Houses
So he ordered his servants to make great preparations for her coming, and to refurnish the palace.
They congratulated themselves on having ousted him so easily, and began to refurnish their chamber.Lives of the Fur Folk
M. D. Haviland
Word Origin for furnish
mid-15c., from Middle French furniss-, present participle stem of furnir "furnish, accomplish," from Old French fornir (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *fornire, alteration of *fromire, from West Germanic *frumjan "forward movement, advancement" (cf. Old High German frumjan "to do, execute, provide"), from Proto-Germanic *fram- "forwards" (see from). Meaning "to provide" (something) is from 1520s. Related: Furnished; furnishing.