renovar

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renovar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to extend the validity of)
a. to renew
Tengo que renovar mi carné de identidad en comisaría.I need to renew my ID card at the precinct.
2. (to refurbish)
a. to renovate
Han renovado el museo, y ahora hay más salas y más exposiciones.The museum has been renovated and now has more galleries and more exhibitions.
b. to change
¿Renovaron los muebles de la sala tus abuelos?Did your grandparents change the living room furniture?
3. (to repair)
a. to renovate
El gobierno regional otorga subvenciones para renovar los edificios históricos.The regional government provides grants for renovating historic buildings.
b. to restore
Renovarán la fachada del edificio para que no caigan más cascotes a la calle.The facade of the building will be restored so more rubble falls onto the street.
4. (to overhaul)
a. to update
Hay que renovar el código fuente para asegurarlo contra nuevos virus.The source code must be updated to protect it against new viruses.
b. to bring up to date
El diseñador catalán ha asumido el difícil reto de renovar este modelo clásico y darle un toque contemporáneo.The Catalan designer has taken on the challenging task of bringing this classic model up to date and giving it a contemporary feel.
5. (to rekindle)
a. to renew
Ver la obra renovó mis ganas de volver a apuntarme a teatro.Seeing the play renewed my desire to sign up for drama again.
6. (to reinvigorate)
a. to revitalize
Después de las vacaciones, me siento renovada y lista para nuevos retos.After the vacation, I feel revitalized and ready for new challenges.
renovarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
7. (to start again)
a. to resume
Los disturbios en el sur se renovaron tras dos días de paz.The disturbances in the south resumed following two days of peace.
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renovar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (cambiar; mobiliario, local)
a. to renovate
2. (personal, plantilla)
a. to make changes to, to shake out
renovar el vestuarioto buy new clothes, to update one's wardrobe
la empresa ha renovado su imagenthe company has brought its image up to date
3. (rehacer; carné, contrato, ataques)
a. to renew
4. (restaurar)
a. to restore
5. (transformar)
a. to revitalize
6. (politics)
a. to reform
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
7. (general)
a.
¡renovarse o morir!adapt or die!
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renovar
transitive verb
1 [+contrato, pasaporte, suscripción] to renew
2 [+edificio] to renovate; [+sistema informático] to update; upgrade
van a renovar la fachada del edificio
3 [+muebles] to change
han renovado el mobiliario de la casa they've changed the furniture in the house
4 [+partido, asamblea] to clear out
5 (reanudar) [+ataques] to renew; [+conversaciones] to resume
pronominal verb
renovarse
1 (reanudarse)
se han renovado los ataques there have been renewed attacks; the attacks have resumed
2 [+persona]
renovarse o morir adapt or perish
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