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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Recent Examples on the Web Premiums for apartment buildings are skyrocketing as well, and landlords won’t hesitate to pass along the increases to tenants when their leases come up for renewal. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, "Brace yourself: Your next home insurance rate increase is going to be a whopper," 10 Oct. 2020 Travelers whose memberships are up for renewal might have an easier time. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Know if You've Applied for Global Entry Recently," 8 Oct. 2020 Now, almost 10 months after calling his last play for an attack that led the NFL in both passing and rushing efficiency, according to Football Outsiders, Roman and the Ravens (2-1) are looking for renewal. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "After a bad night, Ravens offense is looking for a new day vs. Washington," 2 Oct. 2020 Multiyear grants that are in their early years won’t come under scrutiny by the board, which was convened for a one-time meeting to judge new grant proposals, or those competing for renewal after several years of funding. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "New U.S. ethics board rejects most human fetal tissue research proposals," 18 Aug. 2020 Purandare is in the middle of his doctoral program, and his visa will be up for renewal in the next year. Lindsay Schnell, USA TODAY, "'You're not wanted': Trump's proposed college student visa changes worry international students — again," 26 Sep. 2020 If a restaurant makes the list one year, the owners must reapply the next year with an up-to-date menu and wine list in order to be considered for renewal. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "8 Arizona restaurants won awards for having great wine lists. Here's how they were chosen," 22 Sep. 2020 That’s four blocks from its longtime home at 823 Decatur St., which the restaurant lost as its lease came up for renewal. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Antoine’s, oldest restaurant in New Orleans, sets reopening date," 18 Sep. 2020 Its lease was coming up for renewal, and the landlord was looking for a definitive answer from the business. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Upscale Indian restaurant Dosa closes last remaining San Francisco location," 14 Sep. 2020

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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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16 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Renewal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/renewal. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for renewal

renewal

noun
How to pronounce renewal (audio)

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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