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

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•fresh /rɪˈfrɛʃ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to provide new vigor and energy by rest, food, etc.:a quick dip in the pool will refresh them.
  2. to stimulate:Let me refresh your memory.
re•fresh•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•fresh  (ri fresh),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to provide new vigor and energy by rest, food, etc. (often used reflexively).
  2. to stimulate (the memory).
  3. to make fresh again;
    reinvigorate or cheer (a person, the mind, spirits, etc.).
  4. to freshen in appearance, color, etc., as by a restorative.
  5. Computing
    • to display (an image) repeatedly, as on a CRT, in order to prevent fading.
    • to read and write (the contents of dynamic storage) at intervals in order to avoid loss of data.

  1. to take refreshment, esp. food or drink.
  2. to become fresh or vigorous again;
re•freshful, adj. 
re•freshful•ly, adv. 
  • Middle French refreschir, Old French. See re-, fresh
  • Middle English refreschen 1325–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged revive.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged freshen, enliven, reanimate.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged restore, repair, renovate, renew, retouch.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged dispirit, discourage.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
refresh /rɪˈfrɛʃ/ vb
  1. (usually tr or reflexive) to make or become fresh or vigorous, as through rest, drink, or food; revive or reinvigorate
  2. (transitive) to enliven (something worn or faded), as by adding new decorations
  3. (transitive) to stimulate (the memory)
  4. (transitive) to replenish, as with new equipment or stores
  5. to display the latest updated version (of a web page or document); reload
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French refreschir; see re-, fresh
'refresh' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Collocations: refresh your [memory, senses, skills], refresh the [page, database], refresh the [drinks, pots, containers], more...

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