renovate

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renovate

To repair and upgrade,with a sense of changing something.Contrast with rehabilitate or restore, which imply keeping the same general character and appearance. Differences among the words are important when making modifications to historic structures,because renovation may not be allowed.A property owner's imprecise use of terminology regarding his or her plans could result in unintentional animosity by neighbors and historic preservation commissions.

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But it's upstairs that the major renovative work has been done.
The trust the speaker says he has invested in nature's renovative powers through the remembrance of "these beauteous forms" is soon dialogized by doubt, making it double-voiced, that is, expressive of both trust and doubt: "Nor less, I trust, / To them I may have owed another gift, / Of aspect more sublime.
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