renovate

  • 1 renovate — ren‧o‧vate [ˈrenəveɪt] verb [transitive] PROPERTY to repair and improve a building so it is in good condition again: • The company was awarded a $72 million contract to renovate a train terminal. renovation noun [countable, uncountable] : • The… …

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  • 2 Renovate — Ren o*vate (r?n ? v?t), v. t. [L. renovatus, p. p. of renovare;pref. re re + novare to make new, fr. novus new. See {New}, and ?? {Renew}.] To make over again; to restore to freshness or vigor; to renew. [1913 Webster] All nature feels the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 renovate — I verb ameliorate, amend, convert, fix, improve, make better, make new, make over, make sound, make whole, meliorate, mend, modernize, perfect, readjust, reanimate, rebuild, recondition, reconstitute, reconstruct, reconvert, recreate, redeem,… …

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  • 4 renovate — 1520s, from L. renovatus, pp. of renovare (see RENOVATION (Cf. renovation)). Related: Renovated; renovating …

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  • 5 renovate — refurbish, rejuvenate, *renew, restore, refresh Analogous words: *mend, repair, patch: *clean, cleanse …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 renovate — [v] fix up, modernize clean, cleanse, do*, do up*, face lift*, gussy up*, make over, overhaul, reactivate, recondition, reconstitute, recreate, refit, reform, refresh, refurbish, rehabilitate, rekindle, remake, remodel, renew, repair, restore,… …

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  • 7 renovate — ► VERB ▪ restore (something old) to a good state of repair. DERIVATIVES renovation noun renovator noun. ORIGIN Latin renovare make new again …

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  • 8 renovate — [ren′ə vāt΄] vt. renovated, renovating [< L renovatus, pp. of renovare, to renew < re , again + novare, to make new < novus,NEW] 1. to make fresh or sound again, as though new; clean up, replace worn and broken parts in, repair, etc. 2.… …

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  • 9 renovate — UK [ˈrenəveɪt] / US [ˈrenəˌveɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms renovate : present tense I/you/we/they renovate he/she/it renovates present participle renovating past tense renovated past participle renovated to make something old look new again by …

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  • 10 renovate — See recondition. See recondition, renovate …

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  • 11 renovate — verb ADVERB ▪ extensively ▪ completely ▪ The hotel has been completely renovated. PHRASES ▪ newly renovated, recently renovated …

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  • 12 renovate — transitive verb ( vated; vating) Etymology: Latin renovatus, past participle of renovare, from re + novare to make new, from novus new more at new Date: circa 1522 1. to restore to a former better state (as by cleaning, repairing, or rebuilding)… …

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  • 13 renovate — renovatable, adj. renovatingly, adv. renovation, n. renovative, adj. renovator, n. /ren euh vayt /, v., renovated, renovating, adj. v.t. 1. to restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair. 2. to reinvigorate; refr …

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  • 14 renovate — verb a) To renew; to revamp something to make it look new again. This house is shabby, it needs renovating. b) To tear down and rebuild …

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  • 15 renovate — Synonyms and related words: brighten up, brush up, clean, cleanse, coin, copy, do over, do up, duplicate, face lift, fix, fix up, freshen, furbish, furbish up, get back, inaugurate, innovate, invent, make over, mint, modernize, neologize,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 renovate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. renew, restore, repair, freshen, purify. See restoration. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. refurbish, rehabilitate, fix up*, give a face lift*; see renew 1 , restore 3 . See Synonym Study at renew . III… …

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  • 17 renovate — ren|o|vate [ˈrenəveıt] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of renovare, from novare to make new ] to repair a building or old furniture so that it is in good condition again ▪ The hotel has been renovated and redecorated.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 renovate — ren|o|vate [ renə,veıt ] verb transitive to make something old look new again by repairing and improving it, especially a building ╾ renovation [ ,renə veıʃn ] noun count or uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 renovate — [[t]re̱nəveɪt[/t]] renovates, renovating, renovated VERB If someone renovates an old building, they repair and improve it and get it back into good condition. [V n] The couple spent thousands renovating the house... [V ed] She lives in a large,… …

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  • 20 renovate — ren·o·vate || renəʊveɪt v. repair, renew, restore to good condition, recondition …

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