renewal

noun
re·​new·​al | \ ri-ˈnü-əl How to pronounce renewal (audio) , -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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If Harrah's doesn't meet it, the state can back out of the renewal that takes effect once the current license expires in 2024. Greg Larose, NOLA.com, "Harrah's hotel construction timeline shrinks in latest tweak to gambling license renewal," 16 May 2018 The renewal is good news for the nostalgic fans of the classic 1984 movie who've already binged through the first season. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "Wax on! Karate Kid sequel series 'Cobra Kai' renewed for second season," 10 May 2018 Licensing brought in $240,000 last year, Basham said, but adjusting the scale and eliminating the three-year renewal could bring in an additional $538,000. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin considers rental license fee increase for landlords," 3 July 2018 Netflix announced the renewal on Twitter with a video starring Giancarlo Esposito, who voices the show's narrator. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Netflix Renews "Dear White People" for Season 3," 22 June 2018 The renewal comes a day before the cast’s options were about to expire. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Netflix has renewed Lucifer for a fourth season," 16 June 2018 On the first day of operations in Milford, several Nutmeg employees who’ve been trained to perform the renewals were supervised at the service desk by DMV employees. Jon Lender, courant.com, "Jon Lender: Credit Union Brings Tech Upgrade To New License Renewal Center For DMV," 7 June 2018 Life of Kylie ran for eight episodes starting in August 2017; Rob & Chyna season 1 consisted of seven episodes and aired from September-December 2016, when E! announced the renewal. Mike Miller, PEOPLE.com, "Blac Chyna Says Kardashians Threatened to Leave E! Unless Network Dropped Rob & Chyna: Report," 25 May 2018 The renewal comes days after YouTube gave a quick second season order to Karate Kid sequel Cobra Kai. Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Step Up: High Water' Renewed for Second Season at YouTube," 22 May 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 How to pronounce renewal (audio) , -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- How to pronounce renewal (audio) \

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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