Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb renovate

3 senses of renovate

Sense 1
renovate, restitute -- (restore to a previous or better condition; "They renovated the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel")
       => regenerate, renew -- (reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership")

Sense 2
refurbish, renovate, freshen up -- (make brighter and prettier; "we refurbished the guest wing"; "My wife wants us to renovate")
       => regenerate, renew -- (reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership")

Sense 3
animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify -- (give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health")
       => stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up -- (cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate")

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