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renovate (stimulate)

Definition:

to give new life or energy to

Class:

body verb (grooming, dressing, and bodily care)

Past tense:

renovated

Present participle:

renovating

3rd-person singular present:

renovates

Type of:

stimulate » affect » change

Similar to:

come to

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

This will renovate my spirits

Etymology:

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

All senses of renovate...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

reanimate

to refresh or enliven (something) again | to bring back to life (11 of 327 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

reanimate | revive [synonym, sense-specific] | reanimation [derived]

restore to life or consciousness; revive | give fresh vigour or impetus to (12 of 59 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/reanimate

Wiktionary:

reanimate | reanimated [past tense] | reanimating [present participle] | reanimates [3rd-person singular present]

Being animate again. | To animate anew; to restore to animation or life; to infuse new life, vigor, spirit, or courage into; to revive; to reinvigorate; as, to reanimate a drowned person; to reanimate disheartened troops; to reanimate languid spirits. (39 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/reanimate

American Heritage Dictionary:

reanimate | reanimated [past tense] | reanimating [present participle] | reanimates [3rd-person singular present]

To give new life to | To bring to life; evoke powerfully or effectively (13 of 33 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reanimate

Random House Dictionary:

reanimate | reanimated [past tense] | reanimating [present participle]

to restore to life; resuscitate. | to give fresh vigor, spirit, or courage to. | to stimulate to renewed activity. (18 of 28 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/reanimate

New World Dictionary:

reanimate | reanimated [past tense] | reanimating [present participle] | reanimation [noun, related]

to give new life, power, vigor, courage, etc. to (9 of 18 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reanimate

Wikipedia:

Resurrection

the concept of a living being coming back to life after death. It's a religious concept, where it's used in two distinct respects: a belief in the resurrection of individual souls that is current and ongoing, or else a belief in a singular... (43 of 4060 words, 2 images)

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Merriam-Webster:

revivify | revive [synonym] | freshen [synonym] | recharge [synonym] | recreate [synonym] | refresh [synonym] | refreshen [synonym] | regenerate [synonym] | rejuvenate [synonym] | ...

to give new life to; "revive" (6 of 110 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

revivify [transitive] | revivified [past tense] | revivifying [present participle] | revivifies [3rd-person singular present]

to give new energy to someone or something (8 of 37 words, pronunciation)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

revivify [formal]

to give new energy and strength to an event or activity (11 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/revivify

Britannica Encyclopedia:

brace and bit [hand tool] | brace | bit

hand-operated tool for boring holes in wood, consisting of a crank-shaped turning device, the brace, that grips and rotates the hole-cutting tool, the ... (23 of 181 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/76628​/brace-and-bit

Columbia Encyclopedia:

drill | grain drill | auger | awl | bit | brace | gimlet

tool used to create a hole, usually in some hard substance, by its rotary or hammering action. Many different tools make up the drill family. The awl ... (27 of 494 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0816109​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

revivify | revivified [past tense] | revivifying [present participle] | revivifies [3rd-person singular present] | revivification [noun, derived]

to impart new life, energy, or spirit to something or somebody (11 of 47 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702389​/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

recreate | recreated [past tense] | recreating [present participle]

Origin: Latin recreatus, past participle of recreare, to restore, refresh, create anew: see "re-" and "create"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/recreate

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

recreate | recreated [past tense] | recreating [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Latin recreatus, past participle of recreare

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

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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recreate | recreated [past tense] | recreating [present participle] | recreates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English recreaten, from Latin recreāre, recreāt-: re-, re- + creāre, to create; see "create".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/recreate

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

recreate | re-create

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Latin recreāre to invigorate, renew, from re- + creāre to create

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

Online Etymology:

renovate

First use: 1520s

Origin: Latin renovatus, past participle of renovare.

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

reanimate

First use: 1610s

Origin: in spiritual and physical sense, from "re-" "back, again" + "animate" (verb) "to endow with life".

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

recreate

First use: 1580s

Origin: "to create anew", from "re-" "back, again" + "create".

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

Wiktionary:

reanimate | reanimated [past tense] | reanimating [present participle] | reanimates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: re- + animate (adjective) | re- + animate (verb)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/reanimate

recreate | recreated [past tense] | recreating [present participle] | recreates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: the participle stem of Latin recreare 'restore', from re- 're-' + creare 'create'. | re- + create.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/recreate

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]

recreate | recreated [past tense] | recreating [present participle] | recreates [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Latin recreat-, past participle of recreare "bring forth again" from creare "bring forth"; partly back-formation from recreation

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861699790​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

renovate

Audio: British English pronunciation of "renovate"

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

reanimate

Audio: British English pronunciation of "reanimate"

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recreate | re-create

Audio: British English pronunciation of "recreate"

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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"

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

recreate [transitive] | recreated [past tense] | recreating [present participle] | recreates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "recreate"

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

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

recreate [transitive] | recreated [past tense] | recreating [present participle] | recreates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "recreate"

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

renovate

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "renovate"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "renovate"

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

recreate

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "recreate"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "recreate"

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the Free Dictionary:

renovate

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Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "renovate"

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reanimate

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "reanimate"

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recreate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "recreate"

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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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reanimate | reanimated [past tense] | reanimating [present participle] | reanimates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "reanimate"

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recreate | recreated [past tense] | recreating [present participle] | recreates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "recreate"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

renovate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "renovate"

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recreate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "recreate"

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YourDictionary Audio:

renovate

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reanimate

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recreate

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