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renovate

verb

  1. (restitute)  to restore to a previous or better condition
    Synonyms: restitute. Type of: regenerate
  2. (refurbish)  to make brighter and prettier
    Synonyms: freshen up, refurbish. Type of: regenerate
  3. (stimulate)  to give new life or energy to
    Synonyms: animate, quicken, reanimate, recreate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify. Type of:...

Etymology summary

Latin renovat- "made new again", from the verb renovare, from re- "back, again"...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Renovation | remodeling

the process of improving a structure. Two prominent types of renovations are commercial and residential. The process of a renovation, however complex, can usually be broken down into several processes. They are: Planning ; Engineering ; Structural... (37 of 627 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

renovate | renovation [noun, derived]

to restore (something) to good condition | to revive or refresh (one's spirits, health, etc) (14 of 400 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/renovate

Merriam-Webster:

renovate | renovated [past tense] | renovating [present participle] | revive [synonym, sense-specific] | doctor [synonym, sense-specific] | fix [synonym, sense-specific] | patch [synonym, sense-specific] | recondition [synonym, sense-specific] | mend [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to restore to a former better state (as by cleaning, repairing, or rebuilding) | to restore to life, vigor, or activity; "revive" (21 of 180 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/renovate

Oxford Dictionary:

renovate | reinvigorate [synonym, sense-specific] | renovator [derived]

restore (something old, especially a building) to a good state of repair | [archaic] : refresh; reinvigorate (16 of 85 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/renovate

New World Dictionary:

renovate | renovated [past tense] | renovating [present participle] | renovation [noun, related] | renovative [adjective, related] | renovator [noun, related]

to make fresh or sound again, as though new; clean up, replace worn and broken parts in, repair, etc. | to refresh; revive (22 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/renovate

American Heritage Dictionary:

renovate | renovated [past tense] | renovating [present participle] | renovates [3rd-person singular present] | renovation [noun, related] | renovative [adjective, related] | renovator [noun, related]

To restore to an earlier condition, as by repairing or remodeling. | To impart new vigor to; revive. (17 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/renovate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

renovate [transitive] | renovation [singular] | renovations [plural] | renovated [past tense] | renovating [present participle] | renovates [3rd-person singular present]

to make something old look new again by repairing and improving it, especially a building (15 of 48 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/renovate

Cambridge Dictionary:

renovate | renovation [noun, derived]

to repair and improve something, especially a building (8 of 41 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/renovate

Random House Dictionary:

renovate | renovated [past tense] | renovating [present participle]

to restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair. | to reinvigorate; refresh; revive. | [archaic] renovated (19 of 30 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/renovate

Wiktionary:

renovate | renovated [past tense] | renovating [present participle] | renovates [3rd-person singular present] | repair [synonym, sense-specific]

To renew; to revamp something to make it look new again. | To to restore to freshness or vigor. (18 of 19 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/renovate

Encarta Dictionary:

renovate | renovated [past tense] | renovating [present participle] | renovates [3rd-person singular present]

to bring something such as a building back to a former better state by means of repairs, redecoration, or remodeling | to give new vigor to somebody ... (26 of 95 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700468​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

renovate

First use: early 16th century

Origin: Latin renovat- "made new again", from the verb renovare, from re- "back, again" + novus "new"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/renovate

New World Dictionary:

renovate | renovated [past tense] | renovating [present participle]

Origin: Latin renovatus, past participle of renovare, to renew from re-, again + novare, to make new from novus, "new"

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Merriam-Webster:

renovate | renovated [past tense] | renovating [present participle]

First use: about 1522

Origin: Latin renovatus, past participle of renovare, from re- + novare to make new, from novus new

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/renovate

American Heritage Dictionary:

renovate | renovated [past tense] | renovating [present participle] | renovates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin renovāre, renovāt-: re-, re- + novāre, to make new (from novus, new; see newo- in Indo-European roots).

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Collins Dictionary:

renovate

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin renovāre, from re- + novāre to make new, from novusnew

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/renovate

Online Etymology:

renovate

First use: 1520s

Origin: Latin renovatus, past participle of renovare.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=renovate

Encarta Dictionary:

renovate | renovated [past tense] | renovating [present participle] | renovates [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Latin renovat-, past participle of renovare from novus "new"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700468​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

renovate

Audio: British English pronunciation of "renovate"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

renovate [transitive] | renovation [singular] | renovations [plural] | renovated [past tense] | renovating [present participle] | renovates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "renovate"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

renovate [transitive] | renovation [singular] | renovations [plural] | renovated [past tense] | renovating [present participle] | renovates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "renovate"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

renovate

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "renovate"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "renovate"

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the Free Dictionary:

renovate

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Google Dictionary:

renovate | renovated [past tense] | renovating [present participle] | renovates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "renovate"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

renovate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "renovate"

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YourDictionary Audio:

renovate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "renovate" by speech synthesizer

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