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renovate

verb ren·o·vate \ˈre-nə-ˌvāt\

: to make changes and repairs to (an old house, building, room, etc.) so that it is back in good condition

ren·o·vat·edren·o·vat·ing

Full Definition of RENOVATE

transitive verb
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>
ren·o·va·tion \ˌre-nə-ˈvā-shən\ noun
ren·o·va·tive \ˈre-nə-ˌvā-tiv\ adjective
ren·o·va·tor \-ˌvā-tər\ noun

Examples of RENOVATE

  1. It's an old factory that has been renovated as office space.
  2. We renovated the kitchen three years ago.

Origin 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

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