Definition of renovate in English:

renovate

Line breaks: reno|vate
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛnəveɪt
 
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verb

[with object]
1Restore (something old, especially a building) to a good state of repair: the old school has been tastefully renovated as a private house
More example sentences
  • The building was newly renovated and in a good location.
  • The zoo will also put out for the public reptiles in its newly renovated house.
  • The damage caused by the landslides has left the newly renovated house structurally damaged, and condemned.
Synonyms
update, bring up to date, improve;
informal do up, fix up, give something a facelift, vamp up
British informal tart up
North American informal rehab
1.1 archaic Refresh; reinvigorate: a little warm nourishment renovated him for a short time

Origin

early 16th century: from Latin renovat- 'made new again', from the verb renovare, from re- 'back, again' + novus 'new'.

Derivatives

renovator

noun
More example sentences
  • Old-house renovators often find some extra space in this area, where the angled roof/ceiling meets the vertical walls.
  • When the renovators redid the bedroom, they forgot to make sure everything was cut right.
  • Under the new scheme, home renovators wishing to build within a floor area of 30sq m will not have to go through the lengthy process of making an application to council.

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