V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to restore to a good condition and change for the better, usually a building, through construction; 2. to give new life to something

Synonyms: restore, repair, overhaul, recondion, refit, renew, remodel, rejuvenate, revive

Antonyms: age, destroy

Tips: Renovate is similar to refurbish, except that renovate is more specifically oriented to the act of making structural changes and improvements to a building. It originates from Latin renovre, "to make new." Renovations are improvements done to a building or home. This sometimes involves redecorating as well. Repairs and remodeling are aspects of renovating a building.

Usage Examples:

We have plans to renovate the restaurant because the plumbing and electrical systems are well over fifty years old. (overhaul, remodel)

The building's renovations are taking much longer than anticipated, but it will be worth the effort in the long run. (repairs, overhaul, remodeling) noun

They renovated the outside of the building to make it more appealing to potential buyers. (restored, reconditioned)

It took several years to renovate the old castle to its former beauty. (restore, revive)

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