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Synonyms for refine
rɪˈfaɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polish, refine, fine-tune, down(verb)

    improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

    "refine one's style of writing"

    Synonyms:
    land, push down, pull down, polish up, round off, down, go through, elaborate, belt down, rarify, drink down, round, shoot down, cut down, complicate, kill, toss off, smoothen, calibrate, bolt down, rectify, shine, brush up, graduate, tweak, pour down, smooth, pop, devour, fine-tune, knock down, consume, polish

  2. complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate(verb)

    make more complex, intricate, or richer

    "refine a design or pattern"

    Synonyms:
    elaborate, perplex, lucubrate, exposit, polish, down, rarify, fine-tune, work out, rectify, dilate, expatiate, expand, expound, flesh out, complicate, enlarge

  3. refine(verb)

    treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition

    "refine paper stock"; "refine pig iron"; "refine oil"

    Synonyms:
    rectify, rarify, down, elaborate, complicate, polish, fine-tune

  4. refine, rectify(verb)

    reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities

    "refine sugar"

    Synonyms:
    elaborate, reclaim, right, regenerate, polish, down, rarify, fine-tune, correct, rectify, reform, amend, remedy, complicate, repair, remediate

  5. refine(verb)

    attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying

    "many valuable nutrients are refined out of the foods in our modern diet"

    Synonyms:
    rectify, rarify, down, elaborate, complicate, polish, fine-tune

  6. refine(verb)

    make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of

    "refine a method of analysis"; "refine the constant in the equation"

    Synonyms:
    rectify, rarify, down, elaborate, complicate, polish, fine-tune

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. refine

    Castigate and chastise refer strictly to corporal punishment, tho both are somewhat archaic; correct and punish are often used as euphemisms in preference to either. Punish is distinctly retributive in sense; chastise, partly retributive, and partly corrective; chasten, wholly corrective. Chasten is used exclusively in the spiritual sense, and chiefly of the visitation of God.

    Synonyms:
    afflict, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, discipline, humble, punish, purify, soften, subdue, try

    Preposition:
    "We are chastened of the Lord," 1 Cor. xi, 32; "they ... chastened us after their own pleasure, but He for our profit," Heb. xii, 10; "chasten in thy hot displeasure," Ps. iv, 7; chasten with pain; by trials and sorrows.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. refine(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    purify, clarify, fine, defecate

  2. refine(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    cultivate, polish, make elegant

  3. refine(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    become pure, be clarified

  4. refine(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    improve, make improvement

  5. refine(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be over-nice, affect nicety, split hairs, make useless distinctions

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Translations for refine

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  • refinarCatalan, Valencian
  • kultivovat, pročistit, rafinovat, čistit, vylepšovat, vyčistitCzech
  • rense, forbedre, forfine, raffinereDanish
  • verfeinernGerman
  • rafiniEsperanto
  • perfeccionar, refinarSpanish
  • puhdistaa, jalostaa, jalostua, kehittää, hioaFinnish
  • השתבחHebrew
  • memperhalusIndonesian
  • rifinire, raffinare, ripulire, decontaminare, sgrossare, decantare, purificare, migliorare, impreziosire, lucidare, perfezionareItalian
  • whakaparakoreMāori
  • raffinereNorwegian
  • purificar, refinarPortuguese
  • уточнять, очищать, облагораживать, совершенствоваться, детализироватьRussian
  • raffinera, förfinaSwedish

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