furbish

verb
fur·bish | \ˈfər-bish \
furbished; furbishing; furbishes

Definition of furbish 

transitive verb

1 : to make lustrous : polish

2 : to give a new look to : renovate often used with up

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Other Words from furbish

furbisher noun

Examples of furbish in a Sentence

the warrior furbished his sword and shield so that they glinted in the sunlight

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One item on HC3’s to-do list is re-furbishing the old Hammond Library branch on Martha Street — a 2,000-square-feet structure that needs extensive repairs. Sue Ellen Ross, Post-Tribune, "Street fair highlights Hessville revival efforts," 4 June 2018 The furry couple will move into a ritzy new nine-million-euro ($10 million) compound, furbished with Chinese-style pavilions, red lanterns, a climbing area and a mountain landscape. Kirsten Grieshaber, The Seattle Times, "Berlin gives celebrity welcome to 2 giant pandas from China," 24 June 2017

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First Known Use of furbish

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for furbish

Middle English furbisshen, from Anglo-French furbiss-, stem of furbir, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German furben to polish

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