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

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 Plans to refurnish the building began as far back as the 1990s but were repeatedly held up by funding issues. Jason Meisner,, 16 Sep. 2021 Federal law dictates that only $5,000 can be spent on refurnishing a Cabinet secretary's offices. Jessica Estepa, USA TODAY, 22 Mar. 2018 As a Cabinet secretary, Carson has a $5,000 legal limit to refurnish his office. Jessica Estepa, USA TODAY, 21 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1531, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of refurnish was in 1531

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“Refurnish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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