Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
refine /ri'fain/
  • ngoại động từ
    • lọc, lọc trong, luyện tinh, tinh chế
      • to refine gold: luyện vàng
      • to refine sugar: lọc đường, tinh chế đường
    • làm cho tinh tế hơn, làm cho lịch sự hơn, làm cho tao nhã hơn, làm cho sành sõi hơn (sở thích, ngôn ngữ, tác phong...)
    • nội động từ
      • trở nên tinh tế hơn, trở nên lịch sự hơn, trở nên tao nhã hơn, trở nên sành sõi hơn (sở thích, ngôn ngữ, tác phong...)
      • (+ on, upon) tinh tế, tế nhị (trong cách suy nghĩ, ăn nói...)
        • to refine upon words: tế nhị trong lời nói
      • (+ on, upon) làm tăng thêm phần tinh tế, làm tăng thêm phần tế nhị
    Concise Dictionary
    +improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    +make more complex, intricate, or richer
    +treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition
    +reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities
    +attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying
    +make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 purify, cleanse, clear, clarify, decontaminate:
    They continued to refine the liquid till all the impurities were gone
    2 cultivate, civilize, polish, improve, elevate, perfect:
    He is trying to refine his speech by getting rid of his country accent
    3 hone, sharpen, concentrate, focus, subtilize:
    We ought to refine our argument for higher wages before approaching the management.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    + verb [VN]
    1 to make a substance pure by taking other substances out of it: the process of refining oil / sugar
    2 to improve sth by making small changes to it: She has refined her playing technique over the years. + This theory still needs a little refining.
    Collocation Dictionary


    slightly | further | increasingly | constantly, continuously
    The information system is constantly refined and updated.
    | gradually


    attempt to, try to | help (to)


    Sugar cane is refined into sugar.

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