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Renovate   /rˈɛnəvˌeɪt/   Listen

Restore to a previous or better condition.  Synonym: restitute.
Make brighter and prettier.  Synonyms: freshen up, refurbish.  "My wife wants us to renovate"
Give new life or energy to.  Synonyms: animate, quicken, reanimate, recreate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify.  "This will renovate my spirits" , "This treatment repaired my health"

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"Renovate" Quotes from Famous Books

... prejudice we are taught to look with horror on those children of their country, who are prompt rashly to hack that aged parent in pieces, and put him into the kettle of magicians, in hopes that by their poisonous weeds, and wild incantations, they may regenerate the paternal constitution, and renovate their father's life. ...
— Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke. • Edmund Burke

... wore black trousers and beautifully-varnished boots; his coat was buttoned up to his chin; he probably meant to change his linen at Florine's house, for his shirt collar was hidden by a velvet stock. He was trying to renovate his hat by an ...
— Lost Illusions • Honore De Balzac

... impossible; if they will sternly forbid tight stays, high heels, and all which interferes with free growth and free motion; if they will consider carefully all which has been written on the "half-time system" by Mr. Chadwick and others; and accept the certain physical law that, in order to renovate the brain day by day, the growing creature must have plenty of fresh air and play, and that the child who learns for four hours and plays for four hours, will learn more, and learn it more easily, than the child who learns for the whole eight hours; if, in ...
— Health and Education • Charles Kingsley

... takes counsel of his cunning, and subtly states a new suggestion. If Association is this glorious truth to renovate the nations, then glorious should be its announcement; loud, wide, startling, should be its call; sudden, as from the skies, its appearing. Here on the pinnacle of the temple of peace (or of Salem), ...
— Brook Farm • John Thomas Codman

... one who is mastered by Nature will control and renovate mankind. It is easy to recognize the habit of conviction, freedom from within, and personal motive, the man bending himself as for life or death to show exactly what he sees. The inspired man we know who appeals to a divine necessity, and says, "I can do no otherwise; ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 76, February, 1864 • Various

Words linked to "Renovate" :   brace, perk up, resuscitate, energize, regenerate, arouse, energise, gentrify, restitute, renovation, renew, renovator, stimulate, come to

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