renovate

[ ren-uh-veyt ]
/ ˈrɛn əˌveɪt /

verb (used with object), ren·o·vat·ed, ren·o·vat·ing.

to restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair.
to reinvigorate; refresh; revive.

adjective

Archaic. renovated.

Origin of renovate

1400–50; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin renovātus (past participle of renovāre), equivalent to re- re- + nov(us) new + -ātus -ate1

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renovate
/ (ˈrɛnəˌveɪt) /

verb (tr)

to restore (something) to good conditionto renovate paintings
to revive or refresh (one's spirits, health, etc)

Derived forms of renovate

renovation, nounrenovative, adjectiverenovator, noun

Word Origin for renovate

C16: from Latin renovāre, from re- + novāre to make new, from novus new
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