- to begin or take up again, as an acquaintance, a conversation, etc.; resume.
- to make effective for an additional period: to renew a lease.
- to restore or replenish: to renew a stock of goods.
- to make, say, or do again.
- to revive; reestablish.
- to recover (youth, strength, etc.).
- to restore to a former state; make new or as if new again.
- to begin again; recommence.
- to renew a lease, note, etc.
- to be restored to a former state; become new or as if new again.
Origin of renew
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3. restock. 7. re-create, rejuvenate, regenerate, reinstate, mend. Renew, renovate, repair, restore suggest making something the way it formerly was. To renew means to bring back to an original condition of freshness and vigor: to renew one's enthusiasm. Renovate means to do over or make good any dilapidation of something: to renovate an old house. To repair is to put into good or sound condition; to make good any injury, damage, wear and tear, decay, etc.; to mend: to repair the roof of a house. To restore is to bring back to its former place or position something which has faded, disappeared, been lost, etc., or to reinstate a person in rank or position: to restore a king to his throne.
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Examples from the Web for renew
After Ferguson, we all must renew our efforts to eliminate the scourge of racism from American life.What We Need Are Anti-Racists
August 24, 2014
Yet when the ceasefire ended, and Israel offered to renew, Hamas started the war again.The Gaza Paradox: Hamas Has Little Support, but the War Has a Lot
August 7, 2014
As is the norm, NBC has yet to renew or cancel the cult show Community at the end of the season.‘Community’ Season Finale: Greendale Stares into the Abyss, Again
April 18, 2014
When the six-film contract expired, neither party was inclined to renew.The Stacks: The Inimitable Albert Brooks Caught at the Dawn of His Movie Career
April 13, 2014
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reportedly has been unable to issue or renew passports.Can Thailand’s Prime Minister Cling To Power?
February 19, 2014
Let us renew our determination, our courage, and our strength.
Above all else, the time has come for us to renew our faith in ourselves and in America.
Will the world ever be so decayed that spring may not renew its greenness?Buds and Bird Voices (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
To renew America we must meet challenges abroad, as well as at home.
The saints are always victorious, and yet they are constantly obliged to renew the battle.The Dream
- to take up again
- (also intr) to begin (an activity) again; recommenceto renew an attempt
- to restate or reaffirm (a promise, etc)
- (also intr) to make (a lease, licence, or contract) valid or effective for a further period
- to extend the period of loan of (a library book)
- to regain or recover (vigour, strength, activity, etc)
- to restore to a new or fresh condition
- to replace (an old or worn-out part or piece)
- to replenish (a supply, etc)
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Word Origin and History for renew
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