AskDefine | Define refurbish

Dictionary Definition

refurbish v : make brighter and prettier; "we refurbished the guest wing"; "My wife wants us to renovate" [syn: renovate, freshen up]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To rebuild or replenish with all new material; to restore to original (or better) working order and appearance.


Extensive Definition

Refurbishment (restoration) is the process of major maintenance or minor repair of an item, either aesthetically or mechanically. Refurbishment may refer to:
refurbish in German: Refurbishing
refurbish in Portuguese: Restauração (processo)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adorn, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, clean up, color, dandify, deck, deck out, decorate, dizen, do up, doll up, dress, dress up, embellish, emblazon, embroider, enrich, face-lift, fig out, fix up, furbish, garnish, grace, gussy up, modernize, ornament, overhaul, paint, polish, prank, prank up, preen, prettify, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, rebuild, recondition, redecorate, redo, refit, refresh, rejuvenate, remodel, renew, renovate, repair, restore, revamp, set off, set out, smarten, smarten up, spruce up, titivate, trick out, trick up, trim, update
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