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.
transitive verb-·vat·ed, -·vat·ing
- to make fresh or sound again, as though new; clean up, replace worn and broken parts in, repair, etc.
- to refresh; revive
Origin of renovatefrom Classical Latin renovatus, past participle of renovare, to renew from re-, again + novare, to make new from novus, new
transitive verbren·o·vat·ed, ren·o·vat·ing, ren·o·vates
- To return to a condition of newness, as by repairing or remodeling.
- To impart new vigor to; revive.
Origin of renovateLatin renovāre renovāt- re- re- novāre to make new ( from novus new ; see newo- in Indo-European roots.)