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[uh-noo, uh-nyoo] /əˈnu, əˈnyu/
over again; again; once more:
to play the tune anew.
in a new form or manner:
to write the story anew.
Origin of anew
before 1000; Middle English onew, of newe; see a-2), Old English of niowe, probably modeled on Old French de neuf; replacing Old English edniwe once more Unabridged
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  • And so, the age-old fight over land and food has begun anew.
  • The caffeine-reduced extract can then be reused to begin the process anew.
  • He will keep that payout rather than being paid anew this year, and the board has agreed to negotiate a new contract with him.
  • But there is no way to tell whether this will happen until next summer, when fighting begins anew.
  • Scientists could mine libraries of known compounds for more inhibitors or try to design them anew.
  • From their joint holdings they'll either select an old nest for reuse or start anew.
  • When you are at the last page in a stack, you swipe to create anew one and keep typing.
  • It has to be acquired anew by every individual, and everyone starts out with the same total ignorance.
  • Synapses are strengthened or weakened or formed anew.
  • My suggestion is that you might re-engage this dialogue and think critically before starting anew.
British Dictionary definitions for anew


over again; once more
in a different way; afresh
Word Origin
Old English of nīwe; see of, new
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Word Origin and History for anew

c.1300, a neue, from Old English of-niowe; see a- (1) + new. One-word form dominant from c.1400.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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