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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
1605-1615
1605-15; re- + furbish
Related forms
refurbishment, noun
Can be confused
refinish, refurbish, refurnish.
Synonyms
refurnish, redecorate.
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Examples from the web for refurbished
  • The elevators work fine, the views are great, the offices have been refurbished and no one is complaining about rats.
  • The school occupies a refurbished building on the university campus.
  • Reduced flights have taken a toll at the sparkling, refurbished facility.
  • Granted, with refurbished gadgets you run the risk of getting a unit that was returned because it was a lemon.
  • All standard rooms have been refurbished with new bathrooms.
  • Several newly refurbished sets of terraces are being made available to the public for the first time this summer.
  • And now a refurbished aircraft carrier plying the waves.
  • Hardy was upstairs, reinstalling a fully refurbished window in its original opening.
  • It is also opposed to the recommendation that tax should be equalised on new and refurbished buildings.
  • The carriages recently were completely refurbished to emulate the original features, but modern amenities have been added.
British Dictionary definitions for refurbished

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 refurbished

refurbish

v.

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

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