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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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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Example sentences
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.
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