verb (used with object), ren·o·vat·ed, ren·o·vat·ing.
- to restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair.
- to reinvigorate; refresh; revive.
- Archaic. renovated.
- to restore (something) to good conditionto renovate paintings
- 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.