refurbish

[ree-fur-bish]
verb (used with object)
to furbish again; renovate; brighten: to refurbish the lobby.

Origin:
1605–15; re- + furbish

refurbishment, noun

refinish, refurbish, refurnish.


refurnish, redecorate.
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refurbish (riːˈfɜːbɪʃ)
 
vb
(tr) to make neat, clean, or complete, as by renovating, re-equipping, or restoring
 
re'furbishing
 
n
 
re'furbishment
 
n

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refurbish
1611, from re- "again" + furbish (q.v.), on model of Fr. refourbir.
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Example sentences
Meanwhile, the world's older dams are in dire need of refurbishment, lest the
  floods burst their bounds.
The network and the stations have also been undergoing significant
  refurbishment.
The attraction is closed today and will be removed for refurbishment.
Although a lot of its components were technically reusable, it required
  extensive refurbishment between trips.
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