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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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within the context of the Cold War - little fertile ground was created historically for either liberal or renovative socialist thinking.
Do we thus confuse our desire for a renovative passage out of hell with the difficult yet mundane demands of an ethical relationship?
I strongly recommend McColley's book not only for its numerous fresh and delightful insights into the details of Milton's poetry and the visual arts, but even more for its renovative response to today's too frequently suspicious and accusatory discourse.
Due to the limited research level, Chinese pharmaceutical enterprises are mainly engaged in the production of the off-patent drugs and the independent renovative pharmaceuticals only account for a small part.
This renovative conception calls for the adjustment of both language and methods in order to connect with the people; it appeals to the best and fullest utilization of the mass media and it attempts to build bridges to society and to other forces as the basis for carrying out a broad policy of alliances that would assure the advance toward government.
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