\ 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 The language Harp uses to describe his own youthful frustration could figure in any number of stories, but Elba opens it up anew. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Idris Elba Brings a Regal Urban Cowboy to Life in Concrete Cowboy," 2 Apr. 2021 Now, as the Biden administration prepares to launch its own $5 billion aid package aimed at reducing migration from Central America, U.S. officials are discovering anew how deeply rooted the causes are. Washington Post, "The reason many Guatemalans are coming to the border? A profound hunger crisis.," 1 Apr. 2021 Gaetz, 38, who has been one of former President Donald Trump's closest allies since coming to Congress in 2017, said anew Thursday that the accusations are wrong. Alan Fram, ajc, "Pelosi: Remove Rep. Gaetz from committee if claims are true," 1 Apr. 2021 The company said Monday’s U.S. trial results showed anew that its vaccine was safe and effective. Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times, "AstraZeneca’s vaccine found to be 79% effective, with no safety issues, in U.S. trial," 22 Mar. 2021 From fresh-smelling candles to a new doormat, these home decor items are a surefire way to make your space anew. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, "15 decor items to spruce up your home for spring," 19 Mar. 2021 Done up anew for Homecoming, the loft has familiar Real World touches: black couches with red pillows in the living room, the requisite pool table, and a fish tank (the blue neon trim, alas, was left in 1992). Willy Blackmore, Curbed, "First Pictures of the Original ‘Real World’ Loft, 2021 Edition," 2 Mar. 2021 To inspire anew, a website has been created at to tell Walker’s remarkable story and seek support for a plaque or memorial. Globe Staff,, "Fiery Black abolitionist from Boston is all but forgotten. Yet his words still resonate.," 31 Jan. 2021 After acknowledging your audience’s viewpoint and inspiring them with a specific plan, aspire to envision the future together anew—a future that’s more just, collaborative, or streamlined. Esther Choy, Forbes, "Biden Just Used A Key Leadership Storytelling Tool To Unite America Against Covid," 12 Mar. 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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8 Apr 2021

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“Anew.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 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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