Definitions for RENEWrɪˈnu, -ˈnyu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•new*rɪˈnu, -ˈnyu(v.t.)

  1. to begin or take up again; resume:

    to renew a friendship.

  2. to make effective for an additional period.

  3. to restore or replenish.

  4. to make, say, or do again.

  5. to revive; reestablish.

  6. to recover (youth, strength, etc.).

  7. to restore to a former state.

  8. (v.i.)to begin again; recommence.

  9. to renew a lease, note, etc.

  10. to be restored to a former state.

* Syn: renew , renovate , repair , restore suggest making something the way it formerly was. renew means to bring back to an original condition of freshness and vigor: to renew one's faith.renovate means to bring back to a good condition, or to make as good as new: to renovate an old house. To repair is to put into good or sound condition after damage, wear and tear, etc.: to repair the roof of a house. To restore is to bring back to a former, original, or normal condition or position: to restore a painting.

Origin of renew:

1325–75; ME, on the model of renovelen, renulen (< OF renoveler ), L renovāre (see renovate )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. regenerate, renew(verb)

    reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new

    "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership"

  2. reincarnate, renew(verb)

    cause to appear in a new form

    "the old product was reincarnated to appeal to a younger market"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. renew(verb)ɪˈnu, -ˈnyu

    to begin again after stopping

    I've recently renewed my interest in my family history.

  2. renewɪˈnu, -ˈnyu

    to continue an official agreement

    a 5% reduction if you renew your gym membership


  1. renew(Verb)

    To make (something) new again; to restore to freshness or original condition.

  2. renew(Verb)

    To replace (something which has broken etc.); to replenish (something which has been exhausted), to keep up a required supply of.

  3. renew(Verb)

    To make new spiritually; to regenerate.

  4. renew(Verb)

    To become new, or as new; to revive.

  5. renew(Verb)

    To begin again; to recommence.

  6. renew(Verb)

    To repeat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Renew(verb)

    to make new again; to restore to freshness, perfection, or vigor; to give new life to; to rejuvenate; to re/stablish; to recreate; to rebuild

  2. Renew(verb)

    specifically, to substitute for (an old obligation or right) a new one of the same nature; to continue in force; to make again; as, to renew a lease, note, or patent

  3. Renew(verb)

    to begin again; to recommence

  4. Renew(verb)

    to repeat; to go over again

  5. Renew(verb)

    to make new spiritually; to regenerate

  6. Renew(verb)

    to become new, or as new; to grow or begin again


  1. ReNew

    ReNew magazine is an Australian magazine covering domestic renewable energy technologies and sustainable culture. Originally a small magazine, printed and distributed locally in Melbourne, it was first published by the Alternative Energy Co-operative in 1980 as Soft Technology: Alternative Energy in Australia. Although it sold for the high cover price of $0.85, the magazine's circulation increased so rapidly that by issue 35, published in February 1991, it included a full colour cover. The price was increased from $2.50 to $3 and national distribution rights secured for issue 40, published in June the following year. A total of 13,000 copies were printed. The magazine was renamed, after much deliberation, under the present title in 1996.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'RENEW' in Verbs Frequency: #973

Translations for RENEW

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to begin, do, produce etc again

He renewed his efforts; We must renew our attack on drug abuse.

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