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renovate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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renovateren‧o‧vate /ˈrenəveɪt/ verb [transitive]  TBCREPAIRto repair a building or old furniture so that it is in good condition again The hotel has been renovated and redecorated.see thesaurus at repairrenovation /ˌrenəˈveɪʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable]
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renovateThis was their temporary bedroom while the house was being renovated.These are primarily to help buy, extend or renovate a surgery or consulting rooms.Recently it was completely renovated, and now looks brand new.The old theatre has been completely renovated and re-fitted.Now the buildings are being renovated into 41 apartments, mainly for families earning less than $ 30,000 a year.We decided to buy an old house and renovate it ourselves.It will take over a year to renovate the historic hotel.The next step is to raise yet more money to renovate the other side.He renovated the place and made it so successful that he also bought the second shop where he had worked!There were about 500 construction workers renovating the tower when the fire broke out.He bought six old bicycles and renovated them.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrenovateren‧o‧vate /ˈrenəveɪt/ verb [transitive]PROPERTY to repair and improve a building so it is in good condition againThe company was awarded a $72 million contract to renovate a train terminal.renovation noun [countable, uncountable]The hotel chain has spent $700 million on expansion and renovation.The chain will have more funds with which to invest in store renovations.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
renovate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrenovate
he, she, itrenovates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrenovated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave renovated
he, she, ithas renovated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad renovated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill renovate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have renovated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam renovating
he, she, itis renovating
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you, we, theyare renovating
Past
I, he, she, itwas renovating
you, we, theywere renovating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been renovating
he, she, ithas been renovating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been renovating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be renovating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been renovating
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