polish, refine, fine-tune, down(verb)
improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
"refine one's style of writing"
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
complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate(verb)
make more complex, intricate, or richer
"refine a design or pattern"
treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition
"refine paper stock"; "refine pig iron"; "refine oil"
reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities
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"
make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of
"refine a method of analysis"; "refine the constant in the equation"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
"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.
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How to use refine in a sentence?
We can refine our ways of analyzing this tracer in this larger sample and hopefully move this field even further.
For some members this probably helps, but there a bunch of us who use this as guidance/suggestions for polling. And then refine a message that is better for our districts, the national leaders can do what they want. My job is to win and come back.
Of course the seasonings in (the former Communist) east .. those flavors aren't available anymore. Today we have to buy other seasonings, but the basic ingredients we use to refine the taste of our ketchup have stayed the same for decades.
And those things must be in the operational core part of the agreement, not otherwise. If we have an agreement of that nature, it will be valid, it will be an instrument and then we'll have to refine it over time, if we just say these are the INDCs on the table and in 2030 we convey another conference to say what we are going to do, it is not valid.
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.
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- refinarCatalan, Valencian
- kultivovat, pročistit, rafinovat, čistit, vylepšovat, vyčistitCzech
- rense, forbedre, forfine, raffinereDanish
- perfeccionar, refinarSpanish
- puhdistaa, jalostaa, jalostua, kehittää, hioaFinnish
- rifinire, raffinare, ripulire, decontaminare, sgrossare, decantare, purificare, migliorare, impreziosire, lucidare, perfezionareItalian
- purificar, refinarPortuguese
- уточнять, очищать, облагораживать, совершенствоваться, детализироватьRussian
- raffinera, förfinaSwedish
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