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Definition of renovate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

renovate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈrɛnəˌveɪt//
 
renovate somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they renovate
 
he / she / it renovates
 
past simple renovated
 
-ing form renovating
 
 
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to repair and paint an old building, a piece of furniture, etc. so that it is in good condition again Topic CollocationsDecorating and Home Improvementhouses refurbish/renovate a building/a house convert a building/house/room into homes/offices/ apartments/condominiums/condos extend/enlarge a house/building/room/kitchen build an addition (on/to something)/a sunroom/a deck knock down/demolish a house/home/building/wall knock out/down the wall separating two roomsdecorating furnish/paint/repaint a home/house/apartment/room be decorated in bright colors/in a traditional style/with flowers/with paintings paint/plaster the walls/ceiling hang/put up/strip off/remove (the) wallpaper install/replace/remove the bathroom fixtures build/put up shelves lay wooden flooring/timber decking/floor tiles/a carpet/a patio floor put up/hang/take down a picture/painting/poster/curtainhome improvement do carpentry/the plumbing/the wiring (yourself) make home improvements add/install central heating/underfloor heating/insulation install double-glazing/a smoke alarm insulate your house/your home/the walls/the pipes/the tanks/the attic fix/repair a roof/a leak/a pipe/the plumbing/a leaking faucet block/clog (up)/unblock/unclog a pipe/sink/drain make/drill/fill a hole hammer (in)/pull out/remove a nail tighten/loosen/remove a screw saw/cut/treat/stain/varnish/paint wood
NAmE//ˌrɛnəˈveɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable, countable, usually plural] buildings in need of renovation renovation work There will be extensive renovations to the hospital.
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