Definition of Refresh

1. Verb. Refresh one's memory. "I reviewed the material before the test"

Exact synonyms: Brush Up, Review
Generic synonyms: Call Back, Call Up, Recall, Recollect, Remember, Retrieve, Think
Derivative terms: Brushup, Refresher, Review

2. Verb. Make (to feel) fresh. "The performance is likely to refresh Sue"; "The cool water refreshed us"
Exact synonyms: Freshen
Specialized synonyms: Air, Air Out, Vent, Ventilate
Generic synonyms: Regenerate, Renew
Derivative terms: Freshener, Refresher, Refreshment

3. Verb. Become or make oneself fresh again. "She freshened up after the tennis game"
Exact synonyms: Freshen, Freshen Up, Refreshen
Specialized synonyms: Lave, Wash Up
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Refreshment

4. Verb. Make fresh again.
Exact synonyms: Freshen, Refreshen
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Also: Freshen Up
Derivative terms: Freshener
Antonyms: Tire

Definition of Refresh

1. v. t. To make fresh again; to restore strength, spirit, animation, or the like, to; to relieve from fatigue or depression; to reinvigorate; to enliven anew; to reanimate; as, sleep refreshes the body and the mind.

2. n. The act of refreshing.

Definition of Refresh

1. Verb. To renew or revitalize. ¹

2. Verb. (computing) To reload a webpage on the internet. ¹

3. Verb. (computing) To cause (a web browser or similar software) to refresh its display. ¹

4. Verb. To perform the periodic energizing required to maintain the contents of computer memory, the display luminance of a computer screen, etc. ¹

5. Noun. The periodic energizing required to maintain the contents of computer memory, the display luminance of a computer screen, etc. ¹

6. Noun. (computing) The update of a display (in a web browser or similar software) to show the latest version of the data. ¹

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Definition of Refresh

1. to restore the well-being and vigor of [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Refresh

1. 1. To renew; to cause to recuperate. 2. To perform revivification. Origin: O. Fr. Re-frescher (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Refresh

refresh (current term)
refresher course

Literary usage of Refresh

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland by John Pitt Taylor (1887)
"Mackenzie,* where a surveyor was permitted to refresh his memory by a printed ... Before a witness can refresh his memory by looking ak \ 126T memoranda, ..."

2. The Parliamentary Debatesby Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1821)
"If the witness were not allowed to refresh his recollection by his memoranda, it was unfair to tax his memory in the way attempted. ..."

3. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"of what they had to refresh him: and so they went together. Now, as they went on, because Mr Great-heart was delighted in him (for he loved one greatly that ..."

4. The Law of Evidence in Civil Cases by Burr W. Jones (1908)
"Copy used to refresh memory.—In all such cases as have just been discussed, a copy of the entry made by the witness or by another person may be used to ..."

5. Trial Evidence: The Rules of Evidence Applicable on the Trial of Civil by Austin Abbott (1880)
"Memoranda to refresh memory.~\—Under the rule already stated.2 the person who did any act to charge the indorser, may refresh his memory by reading his ..."

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