- 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 renewer
The possibility that he might have become Mr. Coristine's father-in-law also tended to sober the renewer of his youth.Two Knapsacks
Below are other statues and rich bas-reliefs, and one inscription speaks of him as the “Renewer of the Arts and Sciences.”A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture
Clara Erskine Clement
He must always have the chief of all medicines placed on his heart, as the renewer of life.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)
- 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 renewer
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