renovate

[ren-uh-veyt]
verb (used with object), renovated, renovating.
1.
to restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair.
2.
to reinvigorate; refresh; revive.
adjective
3.
Archaic. renovated.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin renovātus (past participle of renovāre), equivalent to re- re- + nov(us) new + -ātus -ate1

renovatable, adjective
renovatingly, adverb
renovation, noun
renovative, adjective
renovator, noun
unrenovated, adjective
unrenovative, adjective


1. See renew.
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renovate (ˈrɛnəˌveɪt)
 
vb
1.  to restore (something) to good condition: to renovate paintings
2.  to revive or refresh (one's spirits, health, etc)
 
[C16: from Latin renovāre, from re- + novāre to make new, from novusnew]
 
reno'vation
 
n
 
'renovative
 
adj
 
'renovator
 
n

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renovate
1520s; see renovation.
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Example sentences
But even if a city wanted to renovate every abandoned three-decker, the expense
  would probably be too much.
As one observer puts it, housing is the easiest thing to renovate.
But plans are underway to renovate the threatened archaeological site.
The grants can be used to renovate buildings where educational.
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