renovate

(redirected from renovator)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Cancilla adds that the Renovator has multiple ranges of motion fox" reaching any point in a pipe; sensors that provide location, direction, slope and environmental conditions; a single data cable providing power, control and system services; and a PC-based console with an intuitive user interface that visually displays all relevant information.
Mexico's renovators have long-term visions of a new socialist-oriented world system, while engaging in the wearying daily struggles to preserve what little remains of a never generous, Third World welfare state, which is increasingly whittled away by neoliberal restructuring.
Just add a sachet of DYLON Colour Renovator to the machine with your usual detergent.
Currently, EPA has only 135 accredited trainers and 13,669 certified renovators nationwide, although its own compliance-needs estimates indicate that it needs at least 200,000 or more certified renovators," said the letter submitted to Sens.
Assign at least one Certified Renovator to each renovation, repair and painting project.
Mr Lewis, described as a renovator, is currently living in New Zealand.
This online business is strictly geared to woodworking tutorials and "how-to" information sessions for the home renovator.
To remain a Certified Renovator, you must have someone from your firm take a 4-hour recertification course with a hands-on component.
Providing oversight by the certified renovator on a regular basis would be sufficient for quality control over the project.
Varney, a renovator of woods, lost out 21-15 to Yorkshire's Chris Mordew who was using bowls that were made by the Tunnel ace, who was appearing in the final stages of the championship for the second time - the other being 21 years ago when he went out in the last 32.
Within the last decade or so the marketplace has seen the emergence of the professional renovator who successfully combines hands-on experience with extensive business and management skills.