Definition of refurbish in English:

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refurbish

Pronunciation: /riːˈfəːbɪʃ/

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
renovate, recondition, rehabilitate, revamp, make over, overhaul, restore, renew, develop, redevelop, rebuild, reconstruct, remodel;
redecorate, brighten up, freshen up, spruce up;
improve, upgrade, refit, fix up, re-equip;
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

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