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Synonyms for refine
rɪˈfaɪn

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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.

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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. refine(v)

    Synonyms:
    purify, defecate, clarify, sublimate, subtilize, sublime, devulgarize, decrassify

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How to use refine in a sentence?

  1. Andrew Cuomo:

    The more we know, the more reliably we can achieve the goal of total harm minimization : the reduction of health and life lost both to the virus, and to societal collapse, to the irreducible minimum, we should proceed in stages because that enables us to adjust and refine, even as we make progress toward normalcy.

  2. Colin Duncan:

    This is a really attractive concept, and this study is a very important step forward. There are still huge challenges to refine the technique, to make good results more consistent and eventually to compare outcomes with current neonatal intensive care strategies, this treatment will not enter the clinic anytime soon.

  3. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    I presume that if this wreckage does turn out to be from a Boeing 777 that the analysts will do their best ... to try to work out exactly where it came from, i don't know how accurate that will be but I dare say it will give us some more evidence and it might enable us to further refine the search area, it might.

  4. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    I don't know how accurate that will be but I dare say it will give us some more evidence and it might enable us to further refine the search area, it might.

  5. Patrick Ellis:

    It's just too early to put a solid strategy in place, we have still got so much to solve with the regulators in order to be able to then refine the strategy for launch.

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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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