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1 Restore (something old, especially a building) to a good state of repair.‘the old school has been tastefully renovated as a private house’
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- ‘The club has also recently renovated the main building and painted the area available for general purposes.’
- ‘The property has been extensively renovated over the past three years but many of the original features remain.’
- ‘Dingle Library was built in 1918 and renovated to a very high standard in 1985.’
- ‘The house was built about 100 years ago and has been totally renovated.’
- ‘She said the planning officials stressed that by retaining and renovating the existing cottage its historical essence is retained.’
- ‘The house has been carefully renovated by its current owners, who are now embarking on another restoration project.’
- ‘City officials expect to completely renovate the interior of the building, which suffers from mold and water damage.’
- ‘The architects renovated the entire exterior and tried to restore the building's initial appearance.’
- ‘Oak Springs is in superb condition and has been tastefully renovated.’
- ‘So, there are just five months to go until the station is fully renovated, probably.’
- ‘Council officers will explain what grants are available to help landlords renovating homes.’
- ‘The building was newly renovated and in a good location.’
- ‘The damage caused by the landslides has left the newly renovated house structurally damaged, and condemned.’
- ‘Before they move in the property is completely renovated, including a new bathroom, kitchen and central heating.’
- ‘The zoo will also put out for the public reptiles in its newly renovated house.’
- ‘Some buildings had been totally renovated between 1980 and 1993.’
- ‘He bought the house earlier this year and has had builders renovating it.’
- ‘The owners renovated the fireplace using reclaimed bricks, keeping the old look and feel of the cottage.’
- ‘In 1992 the Old State House was provided with new foundations and was extensively renovated.’
- ‘The building was recently renovated but the apartment itself is in need of work.’
- 1.1archaic Refresh; reinvigorate.‘a little warm nourishment renovated him for a short time’
Early 16th century: from Latin renovat- made new again, from the verb renovare, from re- back, again + novus new.
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