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renovate

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Renovate \Ren"o*vate\ (r?n"?-v?t), verb (used with an object) [L. renovatus, p. p. of renovare;pref. re- re- + novare to make new, fr. novus new. See {New}, and ?? {Renew}.] To make over again; to restore to freshness or vigor; to renew.

All nature feels the reniovating force Of winter. --Thomson.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

renovate

verb

1: restore to a previous or better condition; "They renovated the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel" [syn: {renovate}, {restitute}]

2: make brighter and prettier; "we refurbished the guest wing"; "My wife wants us to renovate" [syn: {refurbish}, {renovate}, {freshen up}]

3: give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health" [syn: {animate}, {recreate}, {reanimate}, {revive}, {renovate}, {repair}, {quicken}, {vivify}, {revivify}]


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