anew

adverb
\ə-ˈnü, -ˈnyü\

Definition of anew 

1 : for an additional time : again begin anew

2 : in a new or different form a story told anew on film

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Synonyms & Antonyms for anew

Synonyms

afresh, again, over

Antonyms

nevermore

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Examples of anew in a Sentence

He demonstrated anew that he's not a good leader. These problems must be dealt with anew. The process begins anew each spring. The poem has been translated anew for this new book.
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In Europe, leaders of European Union member countries are trying anew to come up with continent-wide solutions to a mass migration crisis that has pitted nations and politicians against each other. Lori Hinnant, BostonGlobe.com, "No easy path: Complex mass migration, politics reshape globe," 21 June 2018 In Europe, leaders of European Union member countries are trying anew to come up with continent-wide solutions to a mass migration crisis that has pitted nations and politicians against each other. Washington Post, "No easy path: Complex mass migration, politics reshape globe," 20 June 2018 But the bit of coarse presidential hyperbole also raised anew a question that has nagged US presidents since the end of the cold war. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, "NATO: Does old squabble over costs mask US shift away from Europe?," 10 July 2018 In those intervening days, tensions with Europe could flare anew as its exemption from America’s new steel-and-aluminum tariffs expires on May 1. Heather Hurlburt, Daily Intelligencer, "Europe Reveals Its Latest Strategy for Managing Trump," 24 Apr. 2018 In the United States, in Europe and across the developing world, Putin’s brand recognition has given Russia the sheen of a force to be reckoned with anew — and approval ratings that in many countries are growing. Washington Post, "How the Kremlin turned the Russian president into a global icon," 12 July 2018 The very expansiveness of its concerns, which incorporate the mystical-religious, set it so far apart from the customary scandi-noir that the genre feels begun anew. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Sacred Games Reinvents the Police Procedural," 12 July 2018 But while the end result differs each time, the summer anthem commonly and above all embodies renovation: old frameworks made anew. Jason Parham, WIRED, "Childish Gambino and the Search for the Summer Anthem," 12 July 2018 By embracing elements of 1980s pop and rock — with a dash of African high-life rhythms — Williams and her latest band seem to be thriving anew. George Varga, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Paramore, back on road with 'The After Laughter Summer Tour,' soldiers through upheavals, depression," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of anew

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anew

Middle English of newe, from Old English of nīwe, from of + nīwe new

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The first known use of anew was before the 12th century

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anew

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of anew

: over again : once more

: in a new or different form

anew

adverb
\ə-ˈnü, -ˈnyü\

Kids Definition of anew

1 : over again begin anew

2 : in a new or different form I'll tear down and build anew.

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