Use the adjective "fresh" when something is new or renewed:
- Spring air smells fresh.
- Ripened strawberries smell fresh.
- You can find fresh fruit and vegetables in the produce section of the grocery store.
- Bakeries sell fresh bread.
- A butcher sells fresh meat.
- If food isn’t fresh, we say it’s old, spoiled, or rotten.
- College graduates are full of fresh, new ideas.
- Tina says that she feels fresh after taking a shower.
- I like to work in the early morning because at that time my mind feels fresh.
- Students like the beginning of the school year because it offers them a fresh start.
If you add the prefix "re" to "fresh," you get the word "refresh." This can be an adjective, a verb, or a noun:
- She feels refreshed after a shower. (adjective)
- Many people feel refreshed after going on vacation.
These next two sentences refer to a web page on the internet:
- I refreshed the page I was working on. (verb)
- Click on refresh. (noun)
refresh = reload
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This page was first published on April 9, 2012. It was updated on February 7, 2015.