refurnish

verb
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 Plans to refurnish the building began as far back as the 1990s but were repeatedly held up by funding issues. Jason Meisner, chicagotribune.com, 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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First Known Use of refurnish

1531, in the meaning defined above

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“Refurnish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refurnish. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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