AskDefine | Define refresh

Dictionary Definition

refresh

Verb

1 refresh one's memory; "I reviewed the material before the test" [syn: review, brush up]
2 make (to feel) fresh; "The cool water refreshed us" [syn: freshen]
3 become or make oneself fresh again; "She freshened up after the tennis game" [syn: freshen, refreshen, freshen up]
4 make fresh again [syn: freshen, refreshen] [ant: tire]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From refrescher (French: rafraîchir)

Verb

  1. To renew or revitalize.
  2. : To reload a webpage on the internet
  3. : Periodic energizing required to maintain the contents of computer memory.
  4. : Periodic energizing required to maintain the display luminence of a computer screen.

Translations

To renew or revitalize
To reload a webpage on the internet
Periodic energizing required to maintain the contents of computer memory
Periodic energizing required to maintain the display luminence of a computer screen

Extensive Definition

Refresh may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

activate, aerate, air, air out, air-condition, air-cool, airify, amuse, animate, arouse, awaken, beef up, beguile, brace, brace up, bring back, bring to, brisk, brisken, buck up, buttress, call back, case harden, cheer, chill, chirk up, confirm, convulse, cool, cross-ventilate, delight, divert, energize, enliven, entertain, exhilarate, face-lift, fan, fix up, fortify, fracture one, fresh up, freshen, freshen up, furbish, gird, harden, ice, ice-cool, infrigidate, invigorate, jog, kill, knock dead, loosen up, modernize, nerve, overhaul, oxygenate, oxygenize, perk up, pick up, prod, prop, quicken, raise a laugh, raise a smile, reanimate, recall to life, recharge, recondition, recover, recreate, recruit, redo, refit, refreshen, refrigerate, refurbish, regain, regale, regenerate, reheat the ashes, reinforce, reinspire, reinvigorate, rejuvenate, rekindle, relax, relight, renew, renovate, repair, restore, restrengthen, resurrect, resuscitate, revamp, revitalize, revive, revivify, rewarm, rouse, set up, shore up, slay, solace, spruce up, steel, stiffen, stimulate, stimulated, stir the embers, strengthen, support, sustain, temper, tickle, titillate, toughen, undergird, update, ventilate, vitalize, vivify, waken, warm over, warm up, wind, winnow, wow
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