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renew

[ri-noo, -nyoo]
verb (used with object)
1.
to begin or take up again, as an acquaintance, a conversation, etc.; resume.
2.
to make effective for an additional period: to renew a lease.
3.
to restore or replenish: to renew a stock of goods.
4.
to make, say, or do again.
5.
to revive; reestablish.
6.
to recover (youth, strength, etc.).
7.
to restore to a former state; make new or as if new again.
verb (used without object)
8.
to begin again; recommence.
9.
to renew a lease, note, etc.
10.
to be restored to a former state; become new or as if new again.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English renewen. See re-, new

renewably, adverb
renewedly [ri-noo-id-lee, -nyoo-] , adverb
renewer, noun
quasi-renewed, adjective
self-renewing, adjective
unrenewed, adjective


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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renew (rɪˈnjuː)
 
vb
1.  to take up again
2.  (also intr) to begin (an activity) again; recommence: to renew an attempt
3.  to restate or reaffirm (a promise, etc)
4.  (also intr) to make (a lease, licence, or contract) valid or effective for a further period
5.  to extend the period of loan of (a library book)
6.  to regain or recover (vigour, strength, activity, etc)
7.  to restore to a new or fresh condition
8.  to replace (an old or worn-out part or piece)
9.  to replenish (a supply, etc)
 
re'newable
 
adj
 
renewa'bility
 
n
 
re'newer
 
n

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renew
1382, from re- "again" + M.E. newen "resume, revive, renew;" on analogy of L. renovare. Renewable is recorded from 1727; in ref. to energy sources, it is attested from 1971.
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