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.
- re·new·a·bly, adverb
- re·new·er, noun
- self-re·new·ing, adjective
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How to use renew in a sentence
Although some gyms across the US are reopening, many Americans have no plans to renew their memberships in a post-pandemic world, having found safer and cheaper ways to work out from their homes.
Through such civic service she gave back and renewed her health.Departure from convention—mom, baseball, the postal worker, and patriotism | jakemeth | August 19, 2020 | Fortune
Yet Stop Hate for Profit succeeded in generating renewed debate about the presence of hate speech on the platform and did motivate discussions with advertisers and, to some degree, the public — about 20% of survey respondents approved of the boycott.
The debate in Washington over continuing the support comes as the US recovery is likely to be battered by renewed business restrictions in states that failed to contain the coronavirus before reopening their economies.The US unemployment benefits that reduced poverty during the pandemic are about to expire | John Detrixhe | July 13, 2020 | Quartz
When flies were allowed to start sleeping normally, it took about 15 days for their ROS levels to get close to baseline again — the same time it took for flies to be able to withstand renewed deprivation.
After Ferguson, we all must renew our efforts to eliminate the scourge of racism from American life.
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 | Jesse Rosenfeld | August 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Chancellor Agard | April 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Paul Slansky | April 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reportedly has been unable to issue or renew passports.
He wishes to cultivate it still, and offers to renew the lease for any number of years, and pay the rent punctually.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
“I shall renew the bombardment, and put every one of you to death in a few days,” threatened the Brahmin.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Well, friend L., I supposed thy Bank was about to fail, as thee could not renew a little paper for us this morning.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Not until forty-four years had elapsed did she renew her acquaintance with the family in the person of Peter Ilich.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
The superstitious tyrant Maximin endeavoured to revive the dying paganism, and to renew the persecution.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
British Dictionary definitions for renew
to take up again
(also intr) to begin (an activity) again; recommence: to 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)
- renewable, adjective
- renewability, noun
- renewer, noun
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