Refurbish meaning

rē-fûrbĭsh
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.

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To brighten, freshen, or polish up again; renovate.
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To make clean, bright, or fresh again; renovate.
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To rebuild or replenish with all new material; to restore to original (better) working order and appearance.
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Origin of refurbish

  • 1605, from re- +"Ž furbish, from Middle English furbishen, from Old French furbir (stem furbiss-, “to clean, polish"), from Frankish *furbjan (“to clean, polish"), from Proto-Germanic *furbijanÄ… (“to clean"), from Proto-Indo-European *prep- (“to appear"). Cognate with Old High German furben (“to clean, cleanse, purge, sweep").

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