renew

[ ri-noo, -nyoo ]
/ rɪˈnu, -ˈnyu /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Origin of renew

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

/ (rɪˈnjuː) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Formsrenewable, adjectiverenewability, nounrenewer, noun
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Word Origin and History for renew

renew


v.

late 14c., from re- "again" + Middle English newen "resume, revive, renew" (see new); formed on analogy of Latin renovare. Related: Renewed; renewing.

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