refinance (v.) 1901, from RE- (Cf. re-) "again" + FINANCE (Cf. finance) (v.). Related: Refinanced; refinancing.

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  • refinance — re‧fi‧nance [ˌriːˈfaɪnæns, fɪˈnæns] verb [transitive] FINANCE to replace one loan with another one, usually at a lower rate of interest: • Many fixed rate mortgages are now being refinanced at interest rates of around 8%. refinancing noun… …   Financial and business terms

  • refinance — re·fi·nance /ˌrē fə nans, fī ˌnans/ vt 1: to renew or reorganize the financing of 2: to revise the terms of (a debt obligation) esp. in regard to interest rate or payment schedule refinance a mortgage vi: to finance something anew Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • refinance — [rē΄fə nans′, rē fī′nans΄] vt. refinanced, refinancing to finance again; specif., to provide or obtain a new loan or more capital for …   English World dictionary

  • refinance — [[t]ri͟ːfaɪnæ̱ns[/t]] refinances, refinancing, refinanced VERB If a person or a company refinances a debt or if they refinance, they borrow money in order to pay the debt. [V n] A loan was arranged to refinance existing debt... It can be costly… …   English dictionary

  • refinance — UK [ˌriːfaɪˈnæns] / UK [riːˈfaɪnæns] / US [ˌrɪfɪˈnæns] / US [ˌrɪˈfaɪnæns] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms refinance : present tense I/you/we/they refinance he/she/it refinances present participle refinancing past tense refinanced past… …   English dictionary

  • refinance — verb Refinance is used with these nouns as the object: ↑debt, ↑mortgage …   Collocations dictionary

  • refinance — Date: 1908 transitive verb to renew or reorganize the financing of intransitive verb to finance something anew …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • refinance — /ree fi nans , ree fuy nans/, v.t., refinanced, refinancing. 1. to finance again. 2. to satisfy (a debt) by making another loan on new terms: She just refinanced her mortgage. 3. to increase or change the financing of, as by selling stock or… …   Universalium

  • refinance — verb To renew the terms of a loan …   Wiktionary

  • Refinance — 1. When a business or person revises a payment schedule for repaying debt. 2. Replacing an older loan with a new loan offering better terms. When a business refinances, it typically extends the maturity date. When individuals change their monthly …   Investment dictionary

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