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ren·o·vate

 (rĕn′ə-vāt′)
tr.v. ren·o·vat·ed, ren·o·vat·ing, ren·o·vates
1. To return to a condition of newness, as by repairing or remodeling.
2. To impart new vigor to; revive.

[Latin renovāre, renovāt- : re-, re- + novāre, to make new (from novus, new; see newo- in Indo-European roots).]

ren′o·va′tion n.
ren′o·va′tive adj.
ren′o·va′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.renovation - the act of improving by renewing and restoringrenovation - the act of improving by renewing and restoring; "they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property"; "a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed"
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
face lifting, facelift, face lift - a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes; "give your home a facelift"; "more than a facelift, the new model marks a fundamental change of direction"
2.renovation - the state of being restored to its former good condition; "the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house"
melioration, improvement - a condition superior to an earlier condition; "the new school represents a great improvement"

renovation

noun restoration, repair, overhaul, restoration, renewal, rehabilitation, revamping, refurbishment, doing up (informal), modernization, refitting, fixing up (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), reconditioning a property which needs extensive renovation

renovation

noun
The act of making new or as if new again:
Translations
تَجْديد، تَصْليح
renovace
fornyelserenovering
peruskorjausremonttisaneeraus
renouvèlementrénovation
tatarozás
endurnÿjun
bakımonarımtamiratyenile meyenileme

renovation

[ˌrenəʊˈveɪʃən] N [of house, building] → restauración f

renovation

[ˌrɛnəˈveɪʃən] nrénovation f

renovation

n (of building)Renovierung f, → Renovation f; (of painting, furniture)Restaurierung f

renovation

[ˌrɛnəʊˈveɪʃn] n (see vb) → rimessa a nuovo; (XXX) → restauro

renovate

(ˈrenəveit) verb
to make as good as new again. to renovate an old building.
ˈrenovator noun
ˌrenoˈvation noun
References in classic literature ?
On issuing from their place of confinement, the whole party instantly experienced a grateful renovation of spirits, by exchanging the pent air of the hiding-place for the cool and invigorating atmosphere which played around the whirlpools and pitches of the cataract.
And all other reform and renovation, I suppose, will prove to be no better than moonshine
They were delighted with the renovation and decorations of their rooms; with the new drapery, and fresh carpets, and rich tinted china vases: they expressed their gratification ungrudgingly.
I at first with two fair gifts Created him endowd, with Happiness And Immortalitie: that fondly lost, This other serv'd but to eternize woe; Till I provided Death; so Death becomes His final remedie, and after Life Tri'd in sharp tribulation, and refin'd By Faith and faithful works, to second Life, Wak't in the renovation of the just, Resignes him up with Heav'n and Earth renewd.
It is, that as well after the renovation of the league by Aratus, as before its dissolution by the arts of Macedon, there was infinitely more of moderation and justice in the administration of its government, and less of violence and sedition in the people, than were to be found in any of the cities exercising SINGLY all the prerogatives of sovereignty.
The truth probably was, that Alice Vane's secret for restoring the hues of the picture had merely effected a temporary renovation.
When Henry Allegre gave the house to Rita in the early days (long before he made his will) he had planned a complete renovation and this room had been meant for the drawing-room.
He could live in "Europe," as he had been in the habit of living, on the product of these flourishing New York leases, and all the better since, that of the second structure, the mere number in its long row, having within a twelvemonth fallen in, renovation at a high advance had proved beautifully possible.
Yet it must be admitted that this family formed a very good stock whereon to regraft a name which sadly wanted such renovation.
As he rubs himself upon a large jack-towel, blowing like a military sort of diver just come up, his hair curling tighter and tighter on his sunburnt temples the more he rubs it so that it looks as if it never could be loosened by any less coercive instrument than an iron rake or a curry-comb--as he rubs, and puffs, and polishes, and blows, turning his head from side to side the more conveniently to excoriate his throat, and standing with his body well bent forward to keep the wet from his martial legs, Phil, on his knees lighting a fire, looks round as if it were enough washing for him to see all that done, and sufficient renovation for one day to take in the superfluous health his master throws off.
In regard to the migration of the peoples it does not enter anyone's head today to suppose that the renovation of the European world depended on Attila's caprice.
The Parana is full of islands, which undergo a constant round of decay and renovation.