\ ə-ˈnü How to pronounce anew (audio) , -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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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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Recent Examples on the Web This new list, which was open to all applicants aged 35 and under, also considered those who were starting anew. Karla Alindahao, Forbes, "Meet The 50 Next: World’s 50 Best Names The Future Of Gastronomy," 20 Apr. 2021 The Lions return both starting tackles from last season in Taylor Decker and Tyrell Crosby and have bigger needs throughout their roster, but Sewell is an intriguing fit for a team that is essentially starting anew. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Oregon OT Penei Sewell plays with 'violent intentions,' might not make it to Lions at 7," 6 Apr. 2021 Old questions were asked anew: Why are so many people not in shelters? Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Deadly accident raises questions - again - about city’s homeless," 21 Mar. 2021 Life dramatically changed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Friday night was the first giant step to starting anew. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Los Alamitos defeats Long Beach Millikan 59-0 as high school football returns," 12 Mar. 2021 To do otherwise would risk the prospect of outraged Democrats capturing the Senate in 2022 on a platform of reining in a renegade Supreme Court, and the court-packing debate starting anew. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The Supreme Court Is in Charge Now," 13 Nov. 2020 Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino, starting anew at Iona, will play Buffalo Dec. 1 and Vermont Dec. 2. Dom Amore,, "Mohegan Sun “bubbleville” schedule includes 40 teams, 45 games in 11 days, including UConn men, women," 12 Nov. 2020 More than 800,000 people served in Afghanistan in the U.S. military, and many of them are reflecting anew on what the war achieved and the meaning of their individual parts in it. Dan Lamothe, Anchorage Daily News, "For Afghanistan veterans, old feelings of frustration and loss surface as the US prepares to end its longest war," 15 Apr. 2021 In the 24 hours following Wright’s death, pressure on local leaders mounted quickly as residents — still mourning Floyd — grieved anew and demanded change. Washington Post, "Brooklyn Center fires city manager, gives mayor control of the police department following police shooting," 13 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of anew

14th 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 in the 14th century

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2 May 2021

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“Anew.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of anew

somewhat formal
: over again : once more
: in a new or different form


\ ə-ˈnü How to pronounce anew (audio) , -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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