- to restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair.
- to reinvigorate; refresh; revive.
- Archaic. renovated.
Origin of renovate
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Examples from the Web for renovate
He continues to search for a loan to renovate his beloved Hotel Pourquoi Pas?‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
In spring of 2011 the Ohio board voted to sell five camps and renovate the remaining two.Why Are Girl Scout Camps Being Closed?
January 12, 2014
He encouraged the army to renovate schools, open hospitals to civilians, and generally help the populace.How Do You Defeat an Invisible Army?
February 18, 2013
That's especially true given that MSG has committed around $850 million to renovate the Garden.Are the Yankees for Sale?
July 14, 2010
Whatever the cause, it was enough to convince him to renovate the farmhouse rather than knock it down.Ghostbusters Is Real!
October 26, 2009
It is time to restore and renovate our communications with the Most High.Tancred
All the German governments are at work to renovate their fire-arms.Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862
He would have condemned and destroyed instead of trying to renovate.Not Like Other Girls
Rosa N. Carey
But his experience was that of all who buy, and renovate, and build.Washington Irving
Charles Dudley Warner
But these things cannot change and renovate the human heart.Sermons of Christmas Evans
- to restore (something) to good conditionto renovate paintings
- to revive or refresh (one's spirits, health, etc)
Word Origin and History for renovate
1520s, back-formation from renovation, or else from Latin renovatus, past participle of renovare "renew, restore" (see renovation). Related: Renovated; renovating.