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renovate (restitute)

Definition:

to restore to a previous or better condition

Class:

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

Related to:

renovation | renovator

Past tense:

renovated

Present participle:

renovating

3rd-person singular present:

renovates

Type of:

regenerate » re-create » make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

They renovated the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

Synonyms:

restitute

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:

restitute

to restore or refund (4 of 174 words, pronunciation)

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

Wiktionary:

restitute | restitutes [plural] | restituted [past tense] | restituting [present participle]

[transitive] To restore (something) to its former condition. | [transitive] To provide recompense for (something). | [transitive] To refund. | That which is restored or offered in place of something; a substitute. (29 of 70 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/restitute

Merriam-Webster:

restitute | restituted [past tense] | restituting [present participle] | especially [synonym, sense-specific]

to restore to a former state or position | "give back" ; especially, "refund" | to undergo restitution (16 of 41 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

restitute | restituted [past tense] | restituting [present participle] | restitutes [3rd-person singular present]

To bring back to a former condition; restore. | To refund. | To undergo restitution. (13 of 40 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/restitute

Random House Dictionary:

restitute | restitututed [past tense] | restitututing [present participle]

to make restitution. | to make restitution for. | to restore to a former state or position. (15 of 27 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/restitute

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)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Renovation

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

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

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).

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"

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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"

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

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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"

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

YourDictionary Audio:

renovate

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

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