renew implies a restoration of what had become faded or disintegrated so that it seems like new.
efforts to renew the splendor of the old castle
restore implies a return to an original state after depletion or loss.
restored a fine piece of furniture
refresh implies the supplying of something necessary to restore lost strength, animation, or power.
a refreshing drink
renovate suggests a renewing by cleansing, repairing, or rebuilding.
the apartment has been entirely renovated
rejuvenate suggests the restoration of youthful vigor, powers, or appearance.
the change in jobs rejuvenated her spirits
Examples of refresh in a Sentence
brought out some iced tea to refresh the spirits of the folks working out in the sun
we were looking for a family-friendly restaurant where we could sit down and refresh before continuing
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Middle English refresshen, from Anglo-French refreschir, from re- + fresch fresh — more at fresh