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.
- to make fresh or sound again, as though new; clean up, replace worn and broken parts in, repair, etc.
- to refresh; revive
Origin of renovate; from 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 restore to an earlier condition, as by repairing or remodeling.
- To impart new vigor to; revive.
Origin of renovateLatin renov&amacron;re, renov&amacron;t- : re-, re- + nov&amacron;re, to make new (from novus, new; see newo- in Indo-European roots).