UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/rɪˈfaɪnd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rɪˈfaɪnd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ri fīnd)

From the verb refine: (⇒ conjugate)
refined is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. contains refined sugar
  2. raw or refined (sugar)
  3. refined [sesame, coconut, olive, palm] oil
  4. refined carbohydrates
  5. [transport, store] refined (and crude) oil
  6. is refined by [using, distilling, processing, filtering]
  7. a refined [search, procedure, process]
  8. (extremely) refined [measurements, parameters, positions]
  9. is [very, highly] refined
  10. make the [search] more refined
  11. [build up, gain, obtain] a refined profile of (the customers)
  12. a refined [woman, lady, person, voice, aristocrat]
  13. has refined [etiquette, manners, taste, elegance]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. refine [oil, sugar, gem stones]
  2. refine [oil] by [heating, boiling, filtering]
  3. refined for [retail, consumption, bottling]
  4. refine your [search, criteria, options]
  5. refine your [strategy, tactics, methods, estimates]
  6. refine [strategies] to [win, create, ensure, enable]
  7. refine your [skills, abilities, process]
  8. refine her [theory, concept, notion]
  9. refine your [words, handwriting, style of writing]
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