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 hotel chain has spent $700 million on expansion and renovation.

• The chain will have more funds with which to invest in store renovations.

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renovate UK US /ˈrenəveɪt/ verb [I or T]
PROPERTY to repair and improve a building so that it is in good condition again: »

You may need to renovate in stages, doing the most essential work first.


Private companies don't want to renovate existing buildings, as the potential profits are too small.

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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  • 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

  • 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,… …   Law dictionary

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

  • renovate — refurbish, rejuvenate, *renew, restore, refresh Analogous words: *mend, repair, patch: *clean, cleanse …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

  • 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.… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 …   English dictionary

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