What does renew mean?

Definitions for renew
rɪˈnu, -ˈnyure·new

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word renew.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. regenerate, renewverb

    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, renewverb

    cause to appear in a new form

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


  1. renewverb

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

  2. renewverb

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

  3. renewverb

    To make new spiritually; to regenerate.

  4. renewverb

    To become new, or as new; to revive.

  5. renewverb

    To begin again; to recommence.

  6. renewverb

    To repeat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Renewverb

    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

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + new. Cf. Renovate.]

  2. Renewverb

    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

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + new. Cf. Renovate.]

  3. Renewverb

    to begin again; to recommence

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + new. Cf. Renovate.]

  4. Renewverb

    to repeat; to go over again

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + new. Cf. Renovate.]

  5. Renewverb

    to make new spiritually; to regenerate

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + new. Cf. Renovate.]

  6. Renewverb

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

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + new. Cf. Renovate.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Renew

    rē-nū′, v.t. to renovate: to transform to new life, revive: to begin again: to make again: to invigorate: to substitute: to regenerate.—v.i. to be made new: to begin again.—n. Renewabil′ity.—adj. Renew′able, that may be renewed.—ns. Renew′al, renovation: regeneration: restoration; Renew′edness; Renew′er; Renew′ing.

Editors Contribution

  1. renew

    To have the ability to use with a choice or for a chosen time.

    They did renew their membership for the gym.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of renew in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of renew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of renew in a Sentence

  1. Somadeva:

    The empty beds of rivers fill again; Trees leafless now renew their vernal bloom; Returning moons their lustrous phase resume; But man a second youth expects in vain.*

  2. Brian Schaap:

    Unless donors renew their commitments to support forest conservation in the country, the progress made early on will begin to erode.

  3. Roger Hoyt:

    Theres just a real sense of loss, kind of a grieving process so to speak, but at the end of the day, nature does renew itself and I think from the tragedy and the heartache comes this sense of renewal and opportunity.

  4. Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift:

    It is patently false to say the Department had not engaged the board, when as recently as January 8 we were working with the board to renew their charter, schedule a meeting and fill vacancies, their hollow and dishonest political stunt should be a clear indicator of the intention of this group.

  5. Melina Varoutsikou:

    At this stage there is no problem of shortages. There is sufficient stock in our warehouses and we renew it frequently, however, nobody knows how much these can last. It all depends on which product we are talking about.

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