Simple Definition of renovate
: to make changes and repairs to (an old house, building, room, etc.) so that it is back in good condition
Full Definition of renovate
1 : to restore to a former better state (as by cleaning, repairing, or rebuilding)
2 : to restore to life, vigor, or activity : revive <the church was renovated by a new ecumenical spirit>
renovationplay \ˌre-nə-ˈvā-shən\ noun
renovativeplay \ˈre-nə-ˌvā-tiv\ adjective
renovatorplay \-ˌvā-tər\ noun
Examples of renovate in a sentence
It's an old factory that has been renovated as office space.
We renovated the kitchen three years ago.
Origin and Etymology of renovate
Latin renovatus, past participle of renovare, from re- + novare to make new, from novus new — more at new
First Known Use: circa 1522
Synonym Discussion of renovate
RENOVATE Defined for Kids
Definition of renovate for Students
: to put in good condition again <The entire house is being renovated.>
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