Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb freshen

3 senses of freshen

Sense 1
refresh, freshen -- (make (to feel) fresh; "The cool water refreshed us")
       => regenerate, renew -- (reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership")

Sense 2
freshen, refresh, refreshen, freshen up -- (become or make oneself fresh again; "She freshened up after the tennis game")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 3
refresh, freshen, refreshen -- (make fresh again)
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")
          Phrasal Verb-> freshen up#2

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