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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The agency delayed taking immediate steps to halt automatic renewal and instead is seeking input on the idea, a relief to many in the industry who feared an immediate end to the practice. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "Trump’s Proposed ACA Rules Could Lift Costs for Millions of People," 17 Jan. 2019 The agreement was set for five years, with automatic renewals every three years unless one party decided to renegotiate, and was renewed automatically in 2013. Dara Lind, Vox, "The shift would affect thousands of immigrants who’ve been ordered deported — generally for committing crimes — but not legal immigrants or citizens.," 12 Dec. 2018 Besides, assuming that The Conners would come back for season two in the fall of 2019, news of the show's renewal or cancelation would likely not come until May 2019. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Here's When We'll Know if 'The Conners' Is Getting Canceled or if There'll Be a Season 2," 27 Nov. 2018 That’s the first-time user price, renewal prices would be higher. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Bitdefender Total Security 2019 review: This AV suite builds a better autopilot," 13 Sep. 2018 Unsurprisingly, the social media reaction has been just as divisive for the show's renewal. Devon Elizabeth, Glamour, "Twitter Is Divided About Netflix's Insatiable Getting Renewed for a Second Season," 13 Sep. 2018 The cost of an adult passport book is $110 for both renewals and first-time applicants. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Renew Passports: Everything You Need to Know," 10 Sep. 2018 With so much charged energy during this lunation, consider organizing a new moon ritual to welcome growth and renewal. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What September's Libra Horoscope Means for You," 30 Aug. 2018 Typically, companies only significantly change service terms for existing members on their renewal dates, with the assumption that members signed on under one set of terms and are guaranteed those terms for the duration of their service. Nick Statt, The Verge, "MoviePass refunds annual subscribers as it further restricts member benefits," 24 Aug. 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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