\ 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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The dancers filled and emptied the cavernous space with different props and projection surfaces in an allegory of the messes of human history, constantly torn down and made anew. Washington Post, "Reexamining opera, one classic at a time," 14 June 2019 But the series' otherworldly, Zelda-like combat feels born anew in this new spinoff's top-down perspective. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "After 8Chan-gate, THQN unveils stirring anti-Nazi game set in 1930s Germany," 11 June 2019 Star Wars’ spaceports and cantinas make viewers marvel anew at the bustle of places like this, at the living, breathing organism that is civilization. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "The Star Wars Park Is a Space-Junk Fantasy," 5 June 2019 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

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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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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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