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)

  1. to begin again; recommence.
  2. to renew a lease, note, etc.
  3. to be restored to a former state; become new or as if new again.

verb (mainly tr)

  1. to take up again
  2. (also intr) to begin (an activity) again; recommenceto 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)

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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