What does renovate mean?

Definitions for renovate
ˈrɛn əˌveɪtren·o·vate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. renovate, restituteverb

    restore to a previous or better condition

    "They renovated the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel"

  2. refurbish, renovate, freshen upverb

    make brighter and prettier

    "we refurbished the guest wing"; "My wife wants us to renovate"

  3. animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivifyverb

    give new life or energy to

    "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"


  1. renovateverb

    To renew; to revamp something to make it look new again.

  2. renovateverb

    To tear down and rebuild.

    This house is shabby, it needs renovating.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To RENOVATEverb

    To renew; to restore to the first state.

    Etymology: renovo, Lat.

    All nature feels the renovating force
    Of winter, only to the thoughtless eye
    In ruin seen. James Thomson, Winter.


  1. renovate

    To renovate is to restore or improve a structure, building, or space to a good or improved condition by cleaning, repairing, or rebuilding. It involves making changes to refresh or update the appearance or functionality of the particular place or object.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Renovateverb

    to make over again; to restore to freshness or vigor; to renew

  2. Etymology: [L. renovatus, p. p. of renovare;pref. re- re- + novare to make new, fr. novus new. See New, and Renew.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Renovate

    ren′ō-vāt, v.t. to renew or make new again: to restore to the original state.—ns. Renovā′tion, renewal: state of being renewed: (theol.) regeneration: Renovā′tionist, one who believes in the improvement of society by the spiritual renovation of the individual; Ren′ovātor. [L. re-, again, novāre, -ātum, to make new—novus, new.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of renovate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of renovate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of renovate in a Sentence

  1. Ken Perkins:

    People may not be buying homes, but theyll stay and renovate, they have some insulation.

  2. Sam Singer:

    Wedgewood Properties is pleased the illegal occupation of Wedgewood Properties Oakland home has ended peacefully, wedgewood Properties is what the company has sought since the start. We will now work with a non-profit, Shelter 37, to renovate the home giving opportunities to at-risk Oakland youths and splitting the profits with the non-profit so that other youths may benefit.

  3. Lloyd Jackson:

    County officials have yet to make a decision as to what to do with the facility. But while they dither, the monthly meter is running. According to figures compiled by the Detroit Free Press some of the monthly costs include : Despite the hefty costs of The Wayne County Jail, and the county teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans does not appear to be any closer to making a decision on the building site. Due to the county's financial state, anything done on the... jail will just add to the deficit, once the deficit has been solved, the county can move forward with options on whether to finish the Gratiot site or renovate the three existing jails. As the county makes progress on its recovery plan, it will better be able to solve the jail issue. The Wayne County Jail was originally proposed as a $ 300 million, 2,000-bed jail that would combine the other county correctional facilities. Ground was broken on the work site in September 2011, but was stalled nearly two years later, in June 2013, when a 60-day suspension was imposed after projected cost overruns totaled nearly $ 100 million. Construction never resumed, and later that summer, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation into the project. The investigation led to the arrest of former Wayne County Chief Financial Officer Carla Sledge, attorney Steven Collins and construction manager Anthony Parlovecchio. Five parties have expressed interest in buying the construction site, including Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, who has been active in Detroit’s ongoing attempt at urban renewal. But so far, the county has not accepted any offers — which is proving costly to taxpayers.

  4. Francis Suarez:

    We actually created in our first tranche of Miami Forever, a sustainability fund for people to renovate their homes so that they can stay in their properties rather than having to sell their properties.

  5. Michelle Ball:

    We wanted to start to add a high school but we couldn't afford to build a new one, the option to take this big box space that used to be a Sears store and renovate it excited us.

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