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22 / 03 / 2006

TO RENOVATE: meaning and examples

Good morning, Today's word is: to renovate It means: to make something that is old look new again. You can do this by repairing or improving the object in some way. This verb is usually used with buildings or houses. Example 1: The city government will help with the costs of renovating the facade of the building if they consider it to be historically -or architecturally- interesting. Example 2: I would love to renovate my kitchen. The cupboards need painting and the counter (encimera) is too low. Example 3 They bought this beautiful old house in the country. It needs renovating, but it's got great possibilities. BE CAREFUL! The translation of renovate would be something like arreglar, mejorar or hacer reformas in Spanish. The Spanish word renovar means to renew (see Daily Vitamin 08/09/04). If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, please post them in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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