\ 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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Synonyms & Antonyms for anew


afresh, again, de novo, over



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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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Most were headed to an after party, and some made a quick change into the evening’s second look before hitting the red carpet anew. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "A Look Inside the Vanity Fair Oscar Party," 25 Feb. 2019 The vibe throughout Blackberry Mountain is archetypal America writ anew in the language of high-end hospitality—mindful modern luxury meets Smoky Mountain tradition. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, "Introducing Blackberry Mountain, the Idyllic New Resort from Blackberry Farm," 11 Feb. 2019 With the birth of the next generation they are given the gift of starting anew in the New World. Outlander Fan, Marie Claire, "How Outlander Season 4 Is Different From Outlander, Book 4, 'Drums Of Autumn'," 29 Jan. 2019 Yes, Sounders FC 2 is the club’s USL side, which is launching anew in 2018 in Tacoma, Washington., "Numbers Behind the MLS Ambition Rankings: Western Conference Clubs," 23 Apr. 2018 The next day, SpaceX would begin anew in its efforts to conquer the aerospace world. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Inside the eight desperate weeks that saved SpaceX from ruin," 21 Sep. 2018 Show up to this work with sparkly new scrub brushes and an attitude of wide open expansion, beginning anew with magic mantras that reroute your body, mind, and spirit. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes Aug 6-12," 6 Aug. 2012 Zhu's poisoning was never solved, but controversy surged anew in 2013 when a medical student poisoned his rival at Fudan University, focusing attention back on her case. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Study brings us one step closer to solving 1994 thallium poisoning case," 25 Dec. 2018 Then, there's some unexpected do-overs that only Hallmark could dream up: In Northern Lights of Christmas, a woman starts anew after inheriting an entire reindeer farm. Lourdes Avila Uribe, Glamour, "What You Can Expect to See in Every Single Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie," 24 Dec. 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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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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an act or instance of returning to life

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