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RENOVATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does renovate mean? 

RENOVATE (verb)
  The verb RENOVATE has 3 senses:

1. restore to a previous or better condition
2. make brighter and prettier
3. give new life or energy to

  Familiarity information: RENOVATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RENOVATE (verb)


Sense 1renovate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Restore to a previous or better condition

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

renovate; restitute

Context example:

They renovated the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

Hypernyms (to "renovate" is one way to...):

regenerate; renew (reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2renovate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make brighter and prettier

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

freshen up; refurbish; renovate

Context examples:

we refurbished the guest wing / My wife wants us to renovate

Hypernyms (to "renovate" is one way to...):

regenerate; renew (reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "renovate"):

gentrify (renovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 3renovate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give new life or energy to

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

revivify; vivify; reanimate; recreate; revive; renovate; animate; repair; quicken

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "renovate" is one way to...):

arouse; brace; energise; energize; perk up; stimulate (cause to be alert and energetic)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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