• WordNet 3.6
    • v renovate give new life or energy to "A hot soup will revive me","This will renovate my spirits","This treatment repaired my health"
    • v renovate make brighter and prettier "we refurbished the guest wing","My wife wants us to renovate"
    • v renovate restore to a previous or better condition "They renovated the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Renovate To make over again; to restore to freshness or vigor; to renew. "All nature feels the reniovating force
      Of winter."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • renovate To renew; render as good as new; restore to freshness or to a good condition: as, to renovate a building.
    • renovate To give force or effect to anew; renew in effect.
    • renovate To revive; recover.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Renovate ren′ō-vāt to renew or make new again: to restore to the original state
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. renovatus, p. p. of renovare,;pref. re-, re- + novare, to make new, fr. novus, new. See New, and Renew
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. re-, again, novāre, -ātum, to make new—novus, new.


In literature:

Two or three such kings might perhaps renovate the ancient barbarism of Europe.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
It was divided into two buildings in 1656, and comprises still the east and west parish churches, the east being renovated in 1869.
"Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys" by Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
I wanted the renovated house, like the renovated man, to bear the stamp of your designing.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
The business departments were also thoroughly renovated.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
He subjected it to a complete renovation, in keeping with its character and use.
"The Golden Shoemaker" by J. W. Keyworth
In some cases old houses were renovated and used for the same purposes.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921" by Various
I need not speak of the material renovation of the city, which he found of brick and left of marble.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
For several weeks the Canadian Senate Chamber had been undergoing thorough renovation.
"The Youth's Companion" by Various
They taught the same opinions of the renovated state of the earth, and of souls, with the Magi.
"Mysticism and its Results" by John Delafield
A renovation of the west by thee.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick

In poetry:

Oh fair Harmonia! God is love,
Who gave thee to our earth,
To renovate and lift above
Our birth.
"The Angels Of Earth" by James Avis Bartley
It is good to love again;
Scan the renovated skies,
Dip and drive the idling pen,
Sweetly tint the paling lies.
"Recurrence" by Dorothy Parker
Spring is but another birth,
From the grave of earlier springs,
Which to renovated earth
Other resurrection brings.
"Resurrection" by John Bowring
Well wishing Heaven hath given to earth,
Some hearts of purest fire,
To renovate our sinful birth,
And raise our low desire.
"The Holy Lady" by James Avis Bartley
SICK of the crowd, the toil, the strife,
Sweet Nature, how I turn to thee,
Seeking for renovated life,
By brawling brook and shady tree!
"Flight To Nature" by William Gilmore Simms
True! Spring renews the faded year;
And renovated fruits and flowers
In re-awaken'd charms appear:—
They deck the plain—they crown the bowers—
Their blush was past—their odour fled—
They only slept—they were not dead.
"Winter: Friday Evening" by John Bowring

In news:

The kitchen is newly renovated and features a glass tile backsplash and an eat-in area.
TSMState and local officials including Lt Governor Tim Murray and Mayor Jon Mitchell gathered in downtown New Bedford Tuesday to announce State funding for the Custom House Square renovation project.
Its parent company, Afgritech LLC, recently completed a $5 million renovation.
People walk on the newly renovated Main Street Pier in Daytona Beach .
We provide customized Internet Marketing Services from our NEWLY RENOVATED home office in Williamsburg.
Deconstruction stage of $3 million-plus Jefferson Apartments renovation plan nears completion.
Mayor Michael Nutter (left) announces funding for renovations along Germantown Avenue on August 30, 2012.
Lake Road LLC purchased this recently renovated home on 2.5 acres in the Farmington subdivision at a premium.
Vandals deface city's renovated parks, playgrounds.
"We can't keep renovating houses that we're spending five times the amount we can get for them and using federal money," said Jackson Deputy City Manager Patrick Burtch.
KSC undergoing renovations for planned mega-rocket.
The K-8 school will be housed in a facility that has undergone a $5 million, 30,000 square-foot renovation.
Renovation project to restore deteriorated Landwer House.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter A home is being renovated on 80th Avenue S.E.
The $7.1 million project consists of 14,000-sf of renovations, including a 5,500-sf addition, a new dining facility with all new kitchen equipment, and the removal of a storefront.

In science:

Generation of components for software renovation factories from context-free grammars.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
It is one of the best models for SN 1993J, and we just wanted to check if the new version of our code STELLA, with improved and renovated physics, still produces the light curve that fits observations well.
Tests for supernova explosion models: from light curves to X-ray emission of supernova remnants