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Meaning of RENEW

Pronunciation:  ri'noo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cause to appear in a new form; "the old product was reincarnated to appeal to a younger market"
  2. [v]  re-establish 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"

RENEW is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: regenerate, reincarnate
 See Also: freshen, freshen up, modernise, modernize, overhaul, reconstruct, re-create, refresh, refurbish, regenerate, rejuvenate, rejuvenate, remold, remould, renovate, replace, restitute, restore, restore, retread, revamp, revitalise, revitalize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*new"\ (r?-n?"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reneved} (-n?d");
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Renewing}.] [Pref. re- + new. Cf.
    1. 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.
             In such a night Medea gathered the enchanted herbs
             That did renew old ?son.              --Shak.
    2. 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. To begin again; to recommence.
             The last great age . . . renews its finished course.
    4. To repeat; to go over again.
             The birds-their notes renew.          --Milton.
    5. (Theol.) To make new spiritually; to regenerate.
             Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
                                                   --Rom. xii. 2.
  2. \Re*new"\, v. i.
    To become new, or as new; to grow or begin again.