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refurbish

[ree-fur-bish] /riˈfɜr bɪʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to furbish again; renovate; brighten:
to refurbish the lobby.
Origin of refurbish
1605-1615
1605-15; re- + furbish
Related forms
refurbishment, noun
Can be confused
refinish, refurbish, refurnish.
Synonyms
refurnish, redecorate.
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refurbish

/riːˈfɜːbɪʃ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make neat, clean, or complete, as by renovating, re-equipping, or restoring
Derived Forms
refurbishing, refurbishment, noun
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Word Origin and History for refurbish
v.

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

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