Renovate is to restore something to a newer or better state.(verb)
When you buy a falling-down old house and install new wiring, plumbing and fix all the problems so the house is like new, this is an example of when you renovate the house.
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transitive verb ren·o·vat·ed, ren·o·vat·ing, ren·o·vates
Origin: Latin renovāre, renovāt-
Origin: : re-, re-
Origin: + novāre, to make new (from novus, new; see newo- in Indo-European roots).
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