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Synonyms for refine
rɪˈfaɪnre·fine

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet2.7 / 3 votes

  1. polish, refine, fine-tune, downverb

    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, elaborateverb

    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. refineverb

    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, rectifyverb

    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. refineverb

    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. refineverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. refineverb

    Synonyms:
    purify, clarify, fine, defecate

  2. refineverb

    Synonyms:
    cultivate, polish, make elegant

  3. refineverb

    Synonyms:
    become pure, be clarified

  4. refineverb

    Synonyms:
    improve, make improvement

  5. refineverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. refineverb

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

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How to use refine in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Nagy:

    Whether you like Abe or not, he had eight years in power to refine policies. We saw some positive changes in terms of corporate governance, women in the economy, migration policy, but it's because they were pushed through over time, will this be a revolving door of premiership, or will this be a leader in power for four to five years that can make all those changes ?

  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. Donald Dziva of Hwedza:

    Nowadays electricity is available only from 8pm to 5am. I sleep in my mill or butchery just to catch electricity when it's switched back on. I'm forced to sell meat or refine grain at night. My losses are massive. Two of my kids may (have to) briefly stop attending college next year.

  4. Kara Robinson:

    Even the negative things that happen to us, we get to choose if that’s something that’s going to define us, or if it’s something that’s going to refine us, it’s about choosing your path forward, taking that power back into your own hands and taking your life back.

  5. Kathryn Ness:

    At our living history museum, these and future findings will help us further refine our exhibits, as we use archaeological evidence and historical documents as the basis for our portrayal of the past.


Translations for refine

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  • refinarCatalan, Valencian
  • kultivovat, vylepšovat, čistit, vyčistit, rafinovat, pročistitCzech
  • rense, forfine, forbedre, raffinereDanish
  • verfeinernGerman
  • rafiniEsperanto
  • refinar, perfeccionarSpanish
  • hioa, jalostua, jalostaa, kehittää, puhdistaaFinnish
  • השתבחHebrew
  • finomítaniHungarian
  • memperhalusIndonesian
  • purificare, lucidare, migliorare, perfezionare, impreziosire, decantare, sgrossare, decontaminare, ripulire, raffinare, rifinireItalian
  • whakaparakoreMāori
  • raffinereNorwegian
  • purificar, refinarPortuguese
  • детализировать, очищать, совершенствоваться, уточнять, облагораживатьRussian
  • förfina, raffineraSwedish

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