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re·fur·bish

 (rē-fûr′bĭsh)
tr.v. re·fur·bished, re·fur·bish·ing, re·fur·bish·es
To make clean, bright, or fresh again; renovate.

re·fur′bish·ment n.

refurbish

(riːˈfɜːbɪʃ)
vb
(tr) to make neat, clean, or complete, as by renovating, re-equipping, or restoring
reˈfurbishing, reˈfurbishment n

re•fur•bish

(riˈfɜr bɪʃ)

v.t.
to furbish again; renovate; brighten.
[1605–15]
re•fur′bish•ment, n.

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.

refurbish


Past participle: refurbished
Gerund: refurbishing

Imperative
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Present
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you refurbish
he/she/it refurbishes
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Preterite
I refurbished
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we refurbished
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Present Continuous
I am refurbishing
you are refurbishing
he/she/it is refurbishing
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Present Perfect
I have refurbished
you have refurbished
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Past Continuous
I was refurbishing
you were refurbishing
he/she/it was refurbishing
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they were refurbishing
Past Perfect
I had refurbished
you had refurbished
he/she/it had refurbished
we had refurbished
you had refurbished
they had refurbished
Future
I will refurbish
you will refurbish
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Future Perfect
I will have refurbished
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Future Continuous
I will be refurbishing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been refurbishing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been refurbishing
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he/she/it will have been refurbishing
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you will have been refurbishing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been refurbishing
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we had been refurbishing
you had been refurbishing
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Conditional
I would refurbish
you would refurbish
he/she/it would refurbish
we would refurbish
you would refurbish
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Past Conditional
I would have refurbished
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you would have refurbished
they would have refurbished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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"
regenerate, renew - reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership"

refurbish

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.

refurbish

verb
To make new or as if new again:
Idiom: give a new look to.
Translations

refurbish

[ˈriːˈfɜːbɪʃ] VT [+ building, paintwork] → restaurar; [+ literary work] → refundir

refurbish

[riːˈfɜːrbɪʃ] vt [+ building, room] → rénover

refurbish

vt image etcaufarbeiten, aufpolieren; furniture, houserenovieren

refurbish

[ˌriːˈfɜːbɪʃ] vt (frm) → rimettere a nuovo
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