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refine

synonym (synonym of refine)

  • (verb.change)
    improve or perfect by pruning or polishing (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    make more complex, intricate, or richer (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities (verb.change)
     

hypernym (refine IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying (verb.change)
    become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude (verb.change)
     
  • improve or perfect by pruning or polishing (verb.change)
    to make better (verb.change)
     
  • make more complex, intricate, or richer (verb.change)
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation (verb.change)
     
  • reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities (verb.change)
    remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation (verb.change)
     
  • treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition (verb.change)
    subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition (verb.change)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF refine relation)

  • improve or perfect by pruning or polishing (verb.change)
    refine too much or with excess of subtlety (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.social)
    teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment (verb.social)
     
  • make more complex, intricate, or richer (verb.change)
    make complex or intricate or complicated (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    make more complex or refined (verb.change)
     

derivation (.... is derived from refine)

  • improve or perfect by pruning or polishing (verb.change)
    one whose work is to refine a specific thing (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality (noun.state)
     
  • make more complex, intricate, or richer (verb.change)
    developing in intricate and painstaking detail (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act or process of complicating (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    puzzling complexity (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    marked by elaborately complex detail (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.event)
    the result of improving something (noun.event)
     
  • make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of (verb.change)
    a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude (noun.communication)
     
  • reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities (verb.change)
    (chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation (noun.process)
     
  • (noun.process)
    the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.) (noun.process)
     
  • treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition (verb.change)
    an industrial plant for purifying a crude substance (noun.artifact)
     
synonym hypernym hyponym derivation down fine-tune polish complicate elaborate rarify alter change attenuate ameliorate distill make pure involve develop sophisticate over-refine civilise civilize elaboration working out complication complicatedness elaborateness intricacy

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