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

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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