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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But Italy has not used its veto power to stop the renewal of European sanctions against Russia, put in place after the Ukraine crisis. Washington Post, "Putin to meet with the pope and Kremlin-friendly politicians in Rome," 2 July 2019 Also, to raise additional money for road projects, state lawmakers added an annual fee at the time of license renewals of $100 for hybrid vehicles and $200 for vehicles that can be plugged in. Rich Exner, cleveland.com, "See how much this week’s increase in Ohio’s gasoline tax will cost you," 2 July 2019 Jamie and the other youth advocates going to Washington, D.C., will focus their lobbying efforts on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s top legislative priority, renewal of the Special Diabetes Program. Richard Halstead, The Mercury News, "Marin teen with diabetes to join lobbying push in Congress," 30 June 2019 Nearly 700,000 people currently benefit from DACA and can seek renewals of their status every two years. Louise Radnofsky, WSJ, "Supreme Court to Review Trump Effort to Cancel DACA," 28 June 2019 Scholars also believe that the festival represented the renewal of the gods’ divine life force. National Geographic, "Egypt’s pharaohs welcomed summer with this fabulous festival," 25 June 2019 The turnover is likely to trigger the renewal of several lawsuits the parish had filed against the authority that are aimed at forcing it to pay for the interior drainage features, all of which were put on hold as the negotiations were underway. Mark Schleifstein, nola.com, "East bank levee authority turns over internal drainage and pumps to St. Bernard Parish," 25 June 2019 The regulation, which health providers argue has no medical basis, has been one of the issues at the center of the legal battle over the renewal of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri's annual license. Andrea González-ramírez, refinery29.com, "Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic Defies The State By Stopping Unnecessary Pelvic Exams," 20 June 2019 For an industry filled with drama, the renewal of vows between Mattress Firm and Tempur-Sealy marks a particularly surprising twist. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Mattress Firm signs deal to sell Tempur Sealy mattresses again after bitter feud," 18 June 2019

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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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