refresh

To refresh is to renew or revive — to make someone feel newly clean or invigorated. After a long, hot run, a glass of lemonade might refresh you.

You might refresh yourself by taking a shower or a nap, and you can easily refresh your breath by brushing your teeth. When you refresh your memory, you stimulate it, or get it going: "I looked over my notes to refresh my memory before the quiz." On a computer, you can refresh a page by updating it. Refresh comes from the Old French refreschier, "refresh or renew."

Primary Meanings of refresh

1.
v
make fresh again
2.
v
refresh one's memory
Full Definitions of refresh
1

v make fresh again

Synonyms:
freshen, refreshen
Antonyms:
fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary
exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v make (to feel) fresh

“The cool water refreshed us”
Synonyms:
freshen
Types:
air, air out, vent, ventilate
expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
Type of:
regenerate, renew
reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new

v become or make oneself fresh again

Synonyms:
freshen, freshen up, refreshen
Types:
lave, wash up
wash one's face and hands
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
2

v refresh one's memory

Synonyms:
brush up, review
Type of:
call back, call up, recall, recollect, remember, retrieve, think
recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

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