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tr.v. re·fur·bished, re·fur·bish·ing, re·fur·bish·es
To make clean, bright, or fresh again; renovate.
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(tr) to make neat, clean, or complete, as by renovating, re-equipping, or restoring
reˈfurbishing, reˈfurbishment n
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to furbish again; renovate; brighten.
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refurbish, refurnish, redecorate, renovate - Refurbish means to "clean up again," refurnish means "to provide with new furnishings," redecorate means "to add new decoration(s)," and renovate means "renew or restore to as-new condition."
See also related terms for provide.
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Past participle: refurbished
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|Verb||1.||refurbish - make brighter and prettier; "we refurbished the guest wing"; "My wife wants us to renovate"|
gentrify - renovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations; "gentrify a row of old houses"; "gentrify the old center of town"
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verb renovate, restore, repair, clean up, overhaul, revamp, mend, remodel, do up (informal), refit, fix up (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), spruce up, re-equip, set to rights We have spent money on refurbishing the offices.
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refurbish[riːˈfɜːrbɪʃ] vt [+ building, room] → rénover
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