re·​fur·​nish | \ rē-ˈfər-nish How to pronounce refurnish (audio) \
refurnished; refurnishing; refurnishes

Definition of refurnish

transitive verb

: to furnish anew especially : to equip with new or different furniture refurnishing the lobby A spare parlour and bedroom I refurnished entirely, with old mahogany and crimson upholstery … — Charlotte Brontë

Examples of refurnish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Federal law dictates that only $5,000 can be spent on refurnishing a Cabinet secretary's offices. Jessica Estepa, USA TODAY, "From $31,000 dining sets to costly flights: Ethical dilemmas of the Trump administration," 22 Mar. 2018 As a Cabinet secretary, Carson has a $5,000 legal limit to refurnish his office. Jessica Estepa, USA TODAY, "Republican Sen. Tim Scott wants answers from Ben Carson on the $31,000 dining set," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of refurnish

1531, in the meaning defined above

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“Refurnish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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