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renew

[ ri-noo, -nyoo ]
/ rɪˈnu, -ˈnyu /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of renew

First recorded in 1325–75, renew is from the Middle English word renewen. See re-, new

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7. 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.

OTHER WORDS FROM renew

re·new·a·bly, adverbre·new·er, nounself-re·new·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for renew

renew
/ (rɪˈnjuː) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of renew

renewable, adjectiverenewability, nounrenewer, noun
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