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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 renovations
  • But they decided that was a reasonable tradeoff for smaller energy bills and freedom from costly renovations.
  • She believes that antique abodes can never be rehabilitated, no matter how much money you pour into renovations.
  • And it costs thousands of dollars in renovations to beat the depreciation curve.
  • In the course of renovations the floor was elevated.
  • Subsequent empresses put their own stamp on the building, overseeing a continuing series of additions and renovations.
  • renovations are underway to update the building and exhibits.
  • Making select home renovations can heighten your family's comfort level while saving energy.
  • Also of note: the renovations are delightfully green.
  • Berg tells me that the renovations purposefully preserved the shapes of the grottoes and the absence of decoration.
  • Twenty months after the storm, her renovations were nearly complete, and she hoped to move in soon.
British Dictionary definitions for renovations

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 renovations
renovate
1520s; see renovation.
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