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synonyms for furbish

  • brighten
  • buff
  • burnish
  • clean
  • glaze
  • gloss
  • improve
  • recondition
  • refurbish
  • rehabilitate
  • renew
  • restore
  • rub
  • shine
  • deck out
  • fix up
  • gussy up
  • smarten up
  • spruce up
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antonyms for furbish

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  • damage
  • destroy
  • dull
  • hurt
  • ruin
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How to use furbish in a sentence

Also folks cannot neglect their cleanliness and then furbish themselves up in a day.
THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY REVELSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
He found everything but what he wanted most—the code book, by which he could furbish up on dots and dashes.
THE WRECK OF THE TITANMORGAN ROBERTSON
The men were halted outside the town and given time to furbish themselves up for the occasion.
THE CHILDRENS' STORY OF THE WAR, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)JAMES EDWARD PARROTT
It only induces Guido to furbish up his tools for a fresh assault.
THE BROWNING CYCLOPDIAEDWARD BERDOE
Breakfast was a half-hour later, and when that was over there was nothing much to do but furbish up for church.
LEFT HALF HARMONRALPH HENRY BARBOUR
Spring arrived, and they began to furbish their lodgings anew and to look to their stores and stocks.
THE LADY OF LYNNWALTER BESANT
He steadily refused to polish, to file or to furbish—the damning, inevitable sign of a man born to wear a golden tassel.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 6VARIOUS
Look you, my good Stephen, can't you let me go in somewhere and furbish myself up a little before breakfast?
THE SQUIRREL INNFRANK R. STOCKTON
Can you furbish up your old ones till then, and thereby prove yourself sensible for once?
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCEVARIOUS
I 'd wager he is gone off to Dublin to furbish up securities, or something of that kind.
ROLAND CASHELCHARLES JAMES LEVER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FURBISH

  • array
  • beautify
  • bedeck
  • deck
  • doll up
  • dress up
  • embellish
  • enhance
  • enrich
  • fix up
  • furbish
  • garnish
  • grace
  • gussy up
  • ornament
  • spruce up
  • trim
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.