V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to improve or restore something to a cleaner or better state

Synonyms: renovate, restore, renew, overhaul, recondition, brighten, rejuvenate, spruce, refresh, update

Antonyms: age, neglect, destroy, soil

Tips: Refurbish is a useful word, not just to discuss reconditioning or modernizing your home, but also to discuss positive changes within a business or upgrading technology. Refurbishment is the noun, which refers to renovation or restoration.

Usage Examples:

After her children left for college, Sally set to refurbishing their bedrooms. (rejuvenating, refreshing)

Once the refurbishment of the hotel was complete, it became a popular spot to hold weddings and other special events. (restoration, overhaul, renovation) noun

I recently refurbished my office with some new furniture and a fresh coat of paint. (refreshed, spruced up)

We'll need to refurbish the old house before we can move in. (renovate, restore, update)

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