- To refurbish is to renovate something or fix something up.
When you paint old kitchen cabinets to make them prettier, this is an example of a time when you refurbish the cabinets.
Cabinets being refurbished.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: re- plush furbish
- refurbishment noun
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transitive verb re·fur·bished, re·fur·bish·ing, re·fur·bish·es
- re·furˈbish·ment noun