- 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 unrenewed
That prayer, if true, never yet came from an unrenewed heart.The Fugitives
Love to God can never be the growth of unrenewed and unforgiven hearts.Sermons
They have no root; the heart is unchanged, unconverted, unrenewed.The King's Cup-Bearer
Amy Catherine Walton
The marks of wear and tear, and unrenewed decay, which distinguish the works of man from the growth of nature!The New Adam and Eve (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
An almost erased inscription, unrenewed for nigh half a century, told that this was the shop of "Racca Morlache."The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
- 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 unrenewed
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