Renovate Definition

rĕnə-vāt
renovated, renovates, renovating
verb
renovated, renovates, renovating
To make fresh or sound again, as though new; clean up, replace worn and broken parts in, repair, etc.
Webster's New World
To restore to an earlier condition, as by repairing or remodeling.
American Heritage
To refresh; revive.
Webster's New World
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 to restore to freshness or vigor.

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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

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