Renovate meaning

rĕnə-vāt
Renovate is to restore something to a newer or better state.

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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To impart new vigor to; revive.
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To make fresh or sound again, as though new; clean up, replace worn and broken parts in, repair, etc.
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To refresh; revive.
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To renew; to revamp something to make it look new again.

This house is shabby, it needs renovating.

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To to restore to freshness or vigor.
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To restore to an earlier condition, as by repairing or remodeling.
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Origin of renovate

  • Latin renovāre renovāt- re- re- novāre to make new (from novus new newo- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition