renewal

noun
re·​new·​al | \ri-ˈnü-əl, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of renewal 

1 : the act or process of renewing : repetition

2 : the quality or state of being renewed

3 : something (such as a subscription to a magazine) renewed

4 : something used for renewing specifically : an expenditure that betters existing fixed assets

5 : the rebuilding of a large area (as of a city) by a public authority

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Examples of renewal in a Sentence

The lease calls for yearly renewals. License renewals can be done online. You can get a 10 percent savings on subscription renewals. High fuel prices have led to a renewal of interest in electric cars. She uses flowers in her art as symbols of rebirth and renewal.
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One thing investors say could help spark a revival in the group: a renewal of trade tensions. Akane Otani, WSJ, "Small Caps Become Latest Winning Trade to Collapse," 15 Oct. 2018 According to state law, insurance companies must offer a single one-year home policy renewal to clients impacted by a disaster. Susie Cagle, Curbed, "California’s changing fire country," 10 Oct. 2018 The conservative bill also would have provided some 700,000 recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program the ability to apply for indefinite renewals of legal nonimmigrant status every three years. Gregg Re, Fox News, "House GOP abruptly scraps planned vote on troubled immigration bill, saying it could pass next week," 2 Oct. 2018 Jason Schenker, President of Prestige Economics and a Bloomberg Prophet, discusses how a renewal of sanctions on Iran are impacting oil markets, and outlook for summer driving season. Bloomberg.com, "Summer Driving Season Will Pump Oil Prices Until Fall: Schenker," 7 May 2018 The subscription will last for two years, but drivers will have an option to swap cars after just a year, with a two-year renewal. Matthew Scott, Outside Online, "The Volvo XC40 Is the Perfect Car for Normal People," 12 Apr. 2018 Unsurprisingly, the social media reaction has been just as divisive for the show's renewal, with fans and detractors duking it out. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, ""Insatiable," the Controversial Netflix Series, Has Been Renewed for a Second Season," 13 Sep. 2018 Individuals facing these issues must pay off their tax bills, or arrange a payment program, before applying for a passport or a passport renewal. Megan Friedman, Town & Country, "Thousands of Americans May Be Blocked From Getting Passports If They Owe Taxes," 6 July 2018 The board approved a handful of applications for charter school renewals, including Kansas City’s Brookside Charter School and Gordon Parks Elementary School. Jason Hancock, kansascity, "Under Greitens, Missouri’s state school board couldn’t meet for months. Now it’s back," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of renewal

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of renewal was in 1603

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renewal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of renewal

: the act of extending the period of time when something is effective or valid : the act of renewing something

: the state of being made new, fresh, or strong again : the state of being renewed

renewal

noun
re·​new·​al | \ri-ˈnü-əl, -ˈnyü-\

Kids Definition of renewal

1 : the act of continuing in force for a new period the renewal of a magazine subscription

2 : the state of being made new, fresh, or strong again

3 : something renewed license renewals

renewal

noun
re·​new·​al | \ri-ˈnü-əl, -ˈnyü- \

Legal Definition of renewal 

1 : the act or process of renewing a renewal of the copyright

2 : the quality or state of being renewed

3 : something renewed

4 : something used for renewing specifically : an expenditure that betters existing fixed assets

5 : the rebuilding of a large area (as of a city) by a public authority

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