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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.
The causes of this renewal or renovative "return to beginnings" are referred to by Machiavelli first as either an "external accident or intrinsic prudence" (3.1).
And nature, for all its proven renovative power, could never repair the worst that might befall us.
Do we thus confuse our desire for a renovative passage out of hell with the difficult yet mundane demands of an ethical relationship?
Moreover, McCaughan (1997: 13) does find an anticapitalist "renovative left tendency in Latin America [that] is potentially more significant in the long run than the new reform-oriented pragmatism highlighted by Castaneda." In fact, "the debate about how to create a more equitable, just, and democratic society is taking place throughout the world" (Ibid.: 3).
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.