Definition of refurnish in US English:



[with object]
  • Furnish (a room or building) again or differently.

    • ‘He estimates it will cost him around £6,000 to refurnish the house.’
    • ‘The Duke of York's lodgings at both palaces were remodelled and refurnished in anticipation of the 1673 marriage.’
    • ‘If you are at boarding school, it isn't just because your parents had to refurnish their Upper East Side apartment without you around.’
    • ‘Located in the middle of Bagenalstown the house has been completely refurnished and modernised.’
    • ‘The Chinese bedroom, refurnished by 1754, contained a magnificent suite of Chinese inspired furniture, dominated by a splendid japanned canopied bed surmounted at each corner by a carved gilded dragon.’
    • ‘You can refurnish your house several times over at IKEA for the cost of one complete set of really good furniture.’
    • ‘It has been painstakingly refurnished and modernised to an extremely high standard, all done in the best possible taste.’
    • ‘This stunning home has been extensively refurnished and extended to provide bright spacious accommodation.’
    • ‘If she had had her way, the room would have been refurnished years ago.’
    • ‘In Haworth she saw that the library had been redecorated, recarpeted and refurnished, and provided with many new books.’
    • ‘Now a historic house museum and a National Historic Landmark, the Mount is in the midst of a major restoration campaign that will include refurnishing the interior to reflect Wharton's decade of residence.’
    • ‘Then, as First Lady, she used her sophisticated taste to refurnish the White House as an emblem of the nation's important status and held court with her husband at state dinners and receptions.’
    • ‘Once on board the picture is not so clear, as large areas of her interior have been cleared and refurnished as galleries.’
    • ‘I appreciated that he went to all that trouble to refurnish my room but I didn't really care.’
    • ‘He used the treasure to restore and refurnish the castle in keeping with the 15th century styles.’
    • ‘As a former chairman of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Nancy Campbell was well suited to the task at hand and immediately began planning to refurbish and refurnish the house.’
    • ‘They have also announced ambitious and long-term plans to refurnish the picturesque Rudkins Mill, which is a wonderful landmark on their stretch of canal.’
    • ‘As a means of coping with her frustrations and her depression, Mary became increasingly consumed with a project to refurnish the White House.’
    • ‘Family seats, such as Arundel Castle in Sussex or Duncombe Park in Yorkshire, that once seemed too large or inconvenient for modern ways of life have been recolonised by their owners, redecorated and refurnished.’
    • ‘The entire hotel had to be refurbished and refurnished at a cost she was reluctant to divulge.’
    renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild, reconstruct, overhaul, make over
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