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refresh (v.)

late 14c., refreshen, "comfort, strengthen, restore; make as if new again (physically or spiritually)," also "provide shelter and refreshment" (to a guest, etc.); from Old French refreschier "refresh, renew" (12c.; Modern French rafraîchir), from re- "again" (see re-) + fresche "fresh" (Modern French frais), from a Germanic source (such as Old High German frisc "fresh," see fresh (adj.)).

Also from late 14c. as "restore (the body) to a good condition, reinvigorate" and in extended senses, of preparations, the memory, etc. Related: Refreshed; refreshing.

refresh (n.)

1590s, "act of resupplying, refreshment," from refresh (v.). Modern computer sense of "an act or the process of renewing data or display" is by 1967.

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Definitions of refresh from WordNet

refresh (v.)
refresh one's memory;
Synonyms: review / brush up
refresh (v.)
make (to feel) fresh;
The cool water refreshed us
Synonyms: freshen
refresh (v.)
become or make oneself fresh again;
Synonyms: freshen / refreshen / freshen up
refresh (v.)
make fresh again;
Synonyms: freshen / refreshen
From wordnet.princeton.edu