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To make free from impurities
“It used to be a real problem to refine sugar before his invention made the process simpler and more profitable.”
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To improve in accuracy, delicacy, or excellence
“Rundle and Holliday are working to refine the method and find new ways to visualize the data.”
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To improve, refine, or add the finishing touches to
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To change one's attitude for the better
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To bring (a place or people) to a stage of social and cultural development considered to be more advanced
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(elaborate on) Add more detail concerning what has already been said
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To make progress or increase the skill of
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To make rare, thin, porous, or less dense
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Stimulate
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To encourage or raise the spirits of
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Make slender
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To smooth by rubbing or applying friction
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To put the final touches to
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To remove or clear a block or obstruction from
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(in psychoanalytic theory) To divert or modify (an instinctual impulse) into a culturally higher or socially more acceptable activity
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To perform a series of actions on something
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To check a written text for errors in spelling and grammar
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To prepare oneself
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(computing) To manipulate data or information with a computer or software
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