renew

[ri-noo, -nyoo]

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


Nearby words

  1. renegade,
  2. renegado,
  3. renege,
  4. renegotiable-rate mortgage,
  5. renegotiate,
  6. renewable,
  7. renewable energy,
  8. renewable resource,
  9. renewables,
  10. renewal

Origin of renew

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

SYNONYMS FOR renew
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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British Dictionary definitions for renew

renew

verb (mainly tr)

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)
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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