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
modernize, restore, redecorate, refurbish, revamp, make over, recondition, rehabilitate, overhaul, repair, redevelop, rebuild, reconstruct, remodel; update, bring up to date, improve; upgrade, gentrify; refit, re-equip, refurnish; North Americanbring something up to code
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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