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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.
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refurbish

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

(riˈfɜr bɪʃ)

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


Past participle: refurbished
Gerund: refurbishing

Imperative
refurbish
refurbish
Present
I refurbish
you refurbish
he/she/it refurbishes
we refurbish
you refurbish
they refurbish
Preterite
I refurbished
you refurbished
he/she/it refurbished
we refurbished
you refurbished
they refurbished
Present Continuous
I am refurbishing
you are refurbishing
he/she/it is refurbishing
we are refurbishing
you are refurbishing
they are refurbishing
Present Perfect
I have refurbished
you have refurbished
he/she/it has refurbished
we have refurbished
you have refurbished
they have refurbished
Past Continuous
I was refurbishing
you were refurbishing
he/she/it was refurbishing
we were refurbishing
you were refurbishing
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
he/she/it will refurbish
we will refurbish
you will refurbish
they will refurbish
Future Perfect
I will have refurbished
you will have refurbished
he/she/it will have refurbished
we will have refurbished
you will have refurbished
they will have refurbished
Future Continuous
I will be refurbishing
you will be refurbishing
he/she/it will be refurbishing
we will be refurbishing
you will be refurbishing
they will be refurbishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been refurbishing
you have been refurbishing
he/she/it has been refurbishing
we have been refurbishing
you have been refurbishing
they have been refurbishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been refurbishing
you will have been refurbishing
he/she/it will have been refurbishing
we will have been refurbishing
you will have been refurbishing
they will have been refurbishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been refurbishing
you had been refurbishing
he/she/it had been refurbishing
we had been refurbishing
you had been refurbishing
they had been refurbishing
Conditional
I would refurbish
you would refurbish
he/she/it would refurbish
we would refurbish
you would refurbish
they would refurbish
Past Conditional
I would have refurbished
you would have refurbished
he/she/it would have refurbished
we would have refurbished
you would have refurbished
they would have refurbished
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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.
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refurbish

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

refurbish

[ˈriːˈfɜːbɪʃ] VT [+ building, paintwork] → restaurar; [+ literary work] → refundir
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

refurbish

[riːˈfɜːrbɪʃ] vt [+ building, room] → rénover
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

refurbish

vt image etcaufarbeiten, aufpolieren; furniture, houserenovieren
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

refurbish

[ˌriːˈfɜːbɪʃ] vt (frm) → rimettere a nuovo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Here, after gradually failing in loftier hopes, he had "read" with divers who had lacked opportunities or neglected them, and had refurbished divers others for special occasions, and had turned his acquirements to the account of literary compilation and correction, and on such means, added to some very moderate private resources, still maintained the house I saw.
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DISY members of the municipal council issued a statement congratulating mayor Yiorkadjis and the government on their decision to refurbish the municipal theatre.
"Work to refurbish our public toilets ensures that the borough remains accessible to elderly people, families with young children and other visitors.
To ensure Rota possesses the skills to refurbish the donated computers on a regular basis, World Computer Exchange (WCE) has trained 10 Rota volunteers in how to refurbish, repair, test and prepare computers ready for installation in schools.
Wash plants take a lot of abuse and are expensive to refurbish, again, making new the better option.
While you may save slightly more by refurbishing your existing furniture, it's often not appropriate due to the displacement of your workers while you tear down and refurbish your existing cubicles.