from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To restore to an earlier condition, as by repairing or remodeling.
- transitive v. To impart new vigor to; revive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To renew; to revamp something to make it look new again.
- v. To to restore to freshness or vigor.
- v. this sense?) To tear down and rebuild.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make over again; to restore to freshness or vigor; to renew.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To renew; render as good as new; restore to freshness or to a good condition: as, to renovate a building.
- To give force or effect to anew; renew in effect.
- To revive; recover.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give new life or energy to
- v. make brighter and prettier
- v. restore to a previous or better condition
Latin renovāre, renovāt- : re-, re- + novāre, to make new (from novus, new; see newo- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)