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refurbish

Line breaks: re|fur¦bish
Pronunciation: /riːˈfəːbɪʃ
 
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Definition of refurbish in English:

verb

[with object]
Renovate and redecorate (something, especially a building): the premises have been completely refurbished in our corporate style
More example sentences
  • Volunteer your family's time by helping out at a children's hospital or homeless shelter or building or refurbishing housing for people in need.
  • There has been little investment in the town hall by the district council over the past five years because its intention has always been to completely refurbish the building.
  • Mr Ryan said the €28m funding was to help upgrade and refurbish buildings and facilities used by young people.
Synonyms
modernize, update, bring up to date, bring into the twenty-first century;
North American bring up to code
informal do up
North American informal rehab

Derivatives

refurbishment

1
noun
Example sentences
  • St Malachy's Church, Kilcoo, reopened on Sunday, April 17, at 3pm, after extensive renovations and refurbishments.
  • Renovations and refurbishments were carried out at Killadooley National School during the year and were completed at the end of October.
  • There were joint winners of the Manchester Phoenix Award for restoration and refurbishment.

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