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"renovate" in British English

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renovateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈren.ə.veɪt/
C1 to ​repair and ​improve something, ​especially a ​building: He renovates ​oldhouses and ​sells them at a ​profit.
renovation
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌren.əˈveɪ.ʃən/
C1 The ​museum is ​closed for renovation. Extensive renovations were ​carried out on the ​property.
(Definition of renovate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"renovate" in American English

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renovateverb [T]

 us   /ˈren·əˌveɪt/
to ​repair and ​improve something, esp. a ​building
renovation
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌren·əˈveɪ·ʃən/
[C] The ​museum is ​closed for renovations.
(Definition of renovate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"renovate" in Business English

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renovateverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈrenəveɪt/
PROPERTY to ​repair and ​improve a ​building so that it is in good ​condition again: You may need to renovate in ​stages, doing the most ​essentialwork first. Private ​companies don't want to renovate existing ​buildings, as the ​potentialprofits are too ​small.
(Definition of renovate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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