AskDefine | Define renovate

Dictionary Definition



1 restore to a previous or better condition; "They renovated the ceiling of the Sixtine Chapel" [syn: restitute]
2 make brighter and prettier; "we refurbished the guest wing"; "My wife wants us to renovate" [syn: refurbish, freshen up]
3 give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health" [syn: animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To renew; to revamp something to make it look new again.
  2. To tear down and rebuild.
    This house is shabby, it needs renovating.

Derived terms


to renew; to revamp something to make it look new again
to tear down and rebuild

Extensive Definition

Renovation is the process of improving a structure. Two prominent types of renovations are commercial and residential.


The process of a renovation, however complex, can usually be broken down into several processes. They are:

Relevance to current events

In many cities around North America and the world, real estate prices are climbing. Many popular TV shows in North America involve renovations or home make-overs. As a result of these factors, the renovation market has thrived in many major cities and suburban centres around the world. Pop culture and investment opportunity have inspired people to better their homes and, in turn, assist in raising neighborhood property values.
Big box stores like Home Depot and Rona are becoming larger companies due to the increase in the desire for renovations.
renovate in Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa): Рамонт
renovate in German: Renovierung
renovate in Dutch: Renovatie
renovate in Japanese: リフォーム
renovate in Norwegian: Renovering
renovate in Polish: Renowacja
renovate in Russian: Реновация
renovate in Finnish: Entisöinti
renovate in Swedish: Renovering
renovate in Ukrainian: Реновація
renovate in Chinese: 整建

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