- to restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair.
- to reinvigorate; refresh; revive.
- Archaic. renovated.
Origin of renovate
Synonyms for renovate
1. See renew.
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- to restore (something) to good conditionto renovate paintings
- to revive or refresh (one's spirits, health, etc)
Word Origin for renovate
C16: from Latin renovāre, from re- + novāre to make new, from novus new
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1520s, back-formation from renovation, or else from Latin renovatus, past participle of renovare "renew, restore" (see renovation). Related: Renovated; renovating.
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