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renovate

[ren-uh-veyt] /ˈrɛn əˌveɪt/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
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
Synonyms
1. See renew.
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Examples for renovation
  • They have had a huge injection of public cash, primarily for the renovation of the housing projects that ring the big cities.
  • After exchanging many hands, the theatre reopened after renovation and hosted its first production season this year.
  • Appraisers use building permits to determine the values of homes after construction or renovation.
  • How convenient renovation and fire damaged our beautiful home.
  • The renovation was meant to mark a new era of co-operation over holy places.
  • He contributes this to the substantial improvement of the indoor air quality that is a result of the renovation of the school.
  • The current renovation is not only appealing, it's green.
  • Choose energy-efficient electrical appliances and consider home renovation.
  • About twice the house, and no costly house renovation.
  • The fleet renovation is part of the company's commitment to the protection of the environment.
British Dictionary definitions for renovation

renovate

/ˈrɛnəˌveɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to restore (something) to good condition to renovate paintings
2.
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 renovation
renovation
early 15c., renovacyoun "spiritual rebirth," also "rebuilding, reconstruction," from L. renovationem (nom. renovatio), from renovatus, pp. of renovare "renew, restore," from re- "again" + novare "make new," from novus "new" (see new).
renovate
1520s; see renovation.
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