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refresh (one's) memory

To remind one (about something); to help one to recall something. I'm sorry, I don't remember our discussion about that. You'll have to refresh my memory. You don't remember how much? Allow me to refresh your memory. You owe me $300.
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refresh someone with something

to renew or revive someone with something. Here, let me refresh you with a cool glass of lemonade. After the game, Wally will probably refresh himself with a bottle of iced tea.
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refresh something with something

to restore or brighten up something. I think we can refresh this drab old room with a coat of fresh paint. The old house was refreshed with new siding and some landscaping.
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reˌfresh somebody’s/your ˈmemory

remind somebody/yourself of something that you have forgotten: Refresh my memory, will you? How many children has he got?Before I interviewed Ms Waters, I read her book again just to refresh my memory.
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Scheduled preloads and refreshes of large files boost performance and optimize bandwidth, allowing users to open the files much faster, even if something small was changed in the intervening time.
This means that customers can continue to operate their production system while refreshing their target databases avoiding the need to schedule refreshes late at night or on the weekend.
Editors' Summary - Compaq refreshes 15-inch and 17-inch value and performance line monitors with key desktop management features to meet the wide array of customer requirements - Compaq performance monitors focus on workstation applications - The Compaq V70 and QVision 210 win numerous awards
This announcement completely refreshes our 15- and 17-inch monitor families and positions Compaq as providing the `monitor of choice' for our PC and workstation customers," said Jerry Meerkatz, Vice President, PC Options Division, Compaq.