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[ren-uh-veyt] /ˈrɛn əˌveɪt/
verb (used with object), renovated, renovating.
to restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair.
to reinvigorate; refresh; revive.
Archaic. renovated.
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin renovātus (past participle of renovāre), equivalent to re- re- + nov(us) new + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
renovatable, adjective
renovatingly, adverb
renovation, noun
renovative, adjective
renovator, noun
unrenovated, adjective
unrenovative, adjective
1. See renew. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for renovated
  • Currently all but one stations have platforms that do not align up with the low-floor insert and therefore need to be renovated.
  • The one provision was that it be renovated to reflect the change in ideology.
  • The interior has been renovated repeatedly over the past century.
  • The museum restored the mural and it has been on exhibit ever since, even traveling while the museum was renovated.
  • In town, the quaint old houses are either gone or renovated beyond recognition.
  • My family inherited a lot of furniture when the campus renovated.
  • The rest live in renovated apartments or temporary accommodation, awaiting new homes.
  • It had been recently renovated with modern avionics.
  • Upstairs, in the newly renovated balcony, guests drooped against the rails and fanned themselves.
  • They bought the property with a partner and renovated it to include rooms, a yoga studio and two restaurants.
British Dictionary definitions for renovated


verb (transitive)
to restore (something) to good condition: to renovate paintings
to revive or refresh (one's spirits, health, etc)
Derived Forms
renovation, noun
renovative, adjective
renovator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin renovāre, from re- + novāre to make new, from novusnew
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Word Origin and History for renovated



1520s, back-formation from renovation, or else from Latin renovatus, past participle of renovare "renew, restore" (see renovation). Related: Renovated; renovating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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