how to pronounce refine


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the above transcription of refine is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

refine frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word refine occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

refine is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of refine in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… politics to develop and refine the tasks …”

meanings of refine


  1. To purify; reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; to free from impurities.
  2. To become pure; to be cleared of impure matter.
  3. To purify of coarseness, vulgarity, inelegance, etc.; to polish.
  4. To make nice or subtle.
  5. To improve in accuracy, delicacy, or excellence.

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