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renovate (refurbish)

Definition:

to make brighter and prettier

Class:

change verb (size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.)

Related to:

renovation

Past tense:

renovated

Present participle:

renovating

3rd-person singular present:

renovates

Type of:

regenerate » re-create » make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

gentrify

Usage examples:

  • Somebody renovates
  • My wife wants us to renovate

Etymology:

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

All senses of renovate...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

refurbish [transitive] | refurbishing [derived] | refurbishment [noun, derived]

to make neat, clean, or complete, as by renovating, re-equipping, or restoring (12 of 378 words, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Wikipedia:

Refurbishment [disambiguation]

may refer to: Refurbishment (electronics) | Antiques restoration | Automotive restoration | Remanufacturing | Renovation (11 of 63 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Refurbishment

Oxford Dictionary:

refurbish | refurbishment [derived]

renovate and redecorate (something, especially a building) (7 of 48 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/refurbish

Macmillan British Dictionary:

refurbish [transitive] | refurbished [past tense] | refurbishing [present participle] | refurbishes [3rd-person singular present]

to improve a room or a building by cleaning and painting it, adding new furniture or equipment etc (18 of 47 words, pronunciation)

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

Merriam-Webster:

refurbish | renovate [synonym] | refurbisher [noun, related] | refurbishment [noun, related]

to brighten or freshen up; "renovate" (6 of 35 words, pronunciations)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

refurbish [formal] | refurbished [adjective, derived] | refurbishment [noun, derived]

to make a building look new and bright again (9 of 34 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/refurbish

Wiktionary:

refurbish | refurbished [past tense] | refurbishing [present participle] | refurbishes [3rd-person singular present]

To rebuild or replenish with all new material; to restore to original (or better) working order and appearance. (18 of 22 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/refurbish

American Heritage Dictionary:

refurbish | refurbished [past tense] | refurbishing [present participle] | refurbishes [3rd-person singular present] | refurbishment [noun, related]

To make clean, bright, or fresh again; renovate. (8 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/refurbish

New World Dictionary:

refurbish | refurbishment [noun, related]

to brighten, freshen, or polish up again; renovate (8 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/refurbish

Random House Dictionary:

refurbish

to furbish again; renovate; brighten. (5 of 14 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/refurbish

Encarta Dictionary:

refurbish | refurbished [past tense] | refurbishing [present participle] | refurbishes [3rd-person singular present] | refurbisher [noun, derived] | refurbishment [noun, derived]

to bring something back to a cleaner, brighter, or more functional state (12 of 43 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700279​/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"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/renovate

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).

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/renovate

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"

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

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"

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

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"

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

renovate

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "renovate"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "renovate"

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

the Free Dictionary:

renovate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "renovate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "renovate"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "renovate" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/renovate

Google Dictionary:

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

Audio: English pronunciation of "renovate"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=renovate

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

renovate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "renovate"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=renova​02 word=renovate

YourDictionary Audio:

renovate

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

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/renovate

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