- (usually tr or reflexive) to make or become fresh or vigorous, as through rest, drink, or food; revive or reinvigorate
- (transitive) to enliven (something worn or faded), as by adding new decorations
- (transitive) to stimulate (the memory)
- (transitive) to replenish, as with new equipment or stores
- to display the latest updated version (of a web page or document); reload
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re•fresh /rɪˈfrɛʃ/USA pronunciation v. [~ + object]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- to provide new vigor and energy by rest, food, etc.:a quick dip in the pool will refresh them.
- to stimulate:Let me refresh your memory.
re•fresh (ri fresh′),USA pronunciation v.t.
- to provide new vigor and energy by rest, food, etc. (often used reflexively).
- to stimulate (the memory).
- to make fresh again;
reinvigorate or cheer (a person, the mind, spirits, etc.).
- to freshen in appearance, color, etc., as by a restorative.
- 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.
- to take refreshment, esp. food or drink.
- to become fresh or vigorous again;
- 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.
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refresh /rɪˈfrɛʃ/ vb
'refresh' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
animate - brush up - fan - freshen - invigorate - ionizer - outspan - prompt - ravigote - re-create - re-pose - recharge - refect - refresh rate - refreshen - refresher - refresher course - refreshing - refreshment - renovate - rest - revive - rinse - rub - slake - soothe - steam bath - store - unrefreshing