3. resort, recourse, last resort or recourse, expedient, provision, stopgap; tactic, stratagem, machination, intrigue; artiface, device, trick, ruse, wile, subterfuge; maneuver, circumvention, dodge, feint, evasion, shift, sleight, juggle; front, facade, sham, blind, screen, smoke screen; pretext, pretense, pretension, loophole, contrivance.
refugee, n. 1. fugitive, runaway, escaper, escapee, dmigrd, fleer; deserter, bolter, eloper, absconder, Inf. skedaddler.
2. foreigner, stranger, alien, displaced person, D.P., outsider, outlander, tramontane; exile, outlaw, wanderer, stateless person, man without a country, Wandering Jew.
refulgent, adj. shining, glistening, aglisten, sparkling, glittering, aglitter; bright, sunny, sunshiny, illuminated, alight, lit, lighted, illuminated; irradiant, irradiated, lambent, resplendent, brilliant, beaming, beamy; dazzling, intense, ablaze, aflame, afire, blazing; fulgent, effulgent, splendid, splendrous, gorgeous; radiant, radiative; lustrous, lucid, lucent, Rare. relucent; glowing, aglow, luminous, luminescent, lu-miniferous, incandescent, phosphorescent, nitid, orient; shiny, glossy, gleaming, agleam, glaring; polished, burnished, argent.
refund, v. 1. restore, replace, return, repay, give back, pay back; recompense, compensate, remunerate, reimburse; remit, make compensation, satisfy; adjust, settle, square, square with; make repayment, make amends, redress, make good, make restitution; cover, indemnify, requite, redeem.
-n. 2. repayment, return, reimbursement, rebate; allowance, percentage, Inf. cut; discount.
refurbish, v. renovate, revamp, overhaul, recondition, rejuvenate, resurrect, rescue; renew, retouch, restore, remodel, refit, rebuild; repair, put in repair, put in good order, service, treat, mend, patch, Inf fix up; refresh, freshen, face-lift, revive, resuscitate; brighten up, polish up, rub up; clean, spruce up, SI. spiff or spiffy up, Inf. clean up-fix up-paint up.
refusal, n. 1. denial, nonconsent, withholding, disallowance; disapproval, turndown, veto, thumbs down, nay; negation, dissent, forswearing, abjuration, abnegation, disfavor; unwillingness, noncompliance, declension; regrets, nonacceptance; disclaimer, renouncement, disavowal, repudiation, renunciation, rejection, rebuff, repulse, Inf. the big NO.
2. option, preemption, emption, election, choice or privilege of refusal.
refuse1, v. 1. reject, spurn, disdain, say no or nay, refuse to consider, refuse point blank, put one's foot down, not budge an inch, not yield an inch, turn thumbs-down, shake one's head at; decline, Inf. pass up or by, Inf. not buy; abstain from, stand aloof from, put behind one, abnegate.
2. deny, forbid, withhold consent, not allow, not permit, turn a deaf ear to, resist entreaty, naysay, SI. nix; not countenance, not hear of, not put up with.
3. repel, rebuff, repulse; bar, prohibit, exclude, slam the door, refuse to have anything to do with, have nothing to do with, turn one's back on, set one's face against, Inf. turn down; send back, cast aside; veto, disallow, vote nay, vote in the negative, withhold one's assent, disapprove, frown upon, view with disfavor, discountenance, look askance at, grudge, begrudge, keep back.