Simple Definition of renew
: to make (something) new, fresh, or strong again
: to make (a promise, vow, etc.) again
: to begin (something) again especially with more force or enthusiasm
Full Definition of renew
1 : to make like new : restore to freshness, vigor, or perfection <as we renew our strength in sleep>
2 : to make new spiritually : regenerate
4 : to do again : repeat
5 : to begin again : resume
7 a : to grant or obtain an extension of or on <renew a license> b : to grant or obtain an extension on the loan of <renew a library book>
1 : to become new or as new
Examples of renew
When you sleep, your body has a chance to renew itself.
This discussion has renewed my hope of finding a solution to the problem.
At the start of each school year, we renew our commitment to helping students succeed.
She renewed her promise to come see me.
They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows.
They have renewed their efforts to find a peaceful solution.
The incident has renewed hostilities between the groups.
They recently renewed their acquaintance after more than 10 years apart.
If you haven't listened to this music since the 1960s, it's time to renew your acquaintance with these songs.
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Rhymes with renew
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RENEW Defined for Kids
Definition of renew
1 : to make or become new, fresh, or strong again <We renewed our friendship.>
2 : to make, do, or begin again <We renewed our efforts.>
3 : to put in a fresh supply of <Renew the water in the tank.>
4 : to continue in force for a new period <We renewed our lease.>
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