\ 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 Our Editorial Board, which has criticized Attorney General Dave Yost for pursuing it and stood behind Dykes as not having committed a crime, discussed it anew and still feels the same way. Chris Quinn, Editor, cleveland, "“Where’s Marcia Fudge, and the black leaders? A staggering injustice is about to happen to the county’s highest ranking African American official” – This Week in the CLE.," 29 Nov. 2019 And in a Brutalist bunker of a 1970s concrete building that once served the Pittsburgh police department, vintage steel tanker desks that the detectives left behind were refurbished and used anew. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "They Don’t Call Them Hot Desks for Nothing," 20 Nov. 2019 There will be hand-wringing anew about the violent NFL and what can be done. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: Once the charm of minor league baseball is gone, it's not coming back.," 19 Nov. 2019 But van Hove’s signature is stripping works down to their essentials to reveal them anew. Adam Green, Vogue, "How Ivo Van Hove Remixed West Side Story for the 21st Century," 9 Nov. 2019 This sequined saga is being told anew at Seven Angels Theatre in an amiable, down-to-earth production that pushes the drag comedy’s warm, human side. Christopher Arnott,, "Review: ’The Legend of Georgia McBride’ a bustling, heartwarming drag comedy at Seven Angels," 11 Nov. 2019 Which programs interest me? - have the time to start anew. oregonlive, "Korey Foreman, nation’s No. 1 overall prospect in 2021, has Oregon Ducks in top 10," 8 Nov. 2019 Building anew is necessary because so little industrial and warehouse space is vacant, Scarpace said. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "This hidden real estate sector is the healthiest in metro Detroit," 23 Oct. 2019 Backup camera displays, which put the view from the rear-facing camera onto a screen facing the driver, are required to return to default settings each time the car backs up anew. CBS News, "Nissan recalls 1.23 million vehicles for faulty backup camera," 25 Sep. 2019

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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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2 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Anew.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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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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easily led, controlled, or managed

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