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Verb: renovate  're-nu,veyt
  1. Restore to a previous or better condition
    "They renovated the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel";
    - restitute
  2. Redecorate and brighten up to make nicer for inhabiting and/or use
    "My wife wants us to renovate";
    - refurbish, freshen up
  3. Give new life or energy to
    "This will renovate my spirits";
    - animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify

Derived forms: renovates, renovated, renovating

Type of: arouse, brace, energise [Brit], energize, perk up, regenerate, renew, stimulate

Encyclopedia: Renovate