verb (used with object), ren·o·vat·ed, ren·o·vat·ing.

  1. to restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair.
  2. to reinvigorate; refresh; revive.


  1. Archaic. renovated.

verb (tr)

  1. to restore (something) to good conditionto renovate paintings
  2. to revive or refresh (one’s spirits, health, etc)

1520s, back-formation from renovation, or else from Latin renovatus, past participle of renovare “renew, restore” (see renovation). Related: Renovated; renovating.

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