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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Daniel Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association, said Monday that pilots will seek industry-leading wages when their current contract is due for renewal in January 2020. David Koenig, The Seattle Times, "Pilot union says it wants to help reduce delays on American," 19 Nov. 2018 Two of New Jersey’s biggest tax-credit programs are up for renewal in 2019. Kate King, WSJ, "Chris Christie’s Corporate Tax Breaks Leave New Jersey With Big Price Tag," 13 June 2018 Freeing oneself from the constant cravings for nicotine, not to mention the considerable cost, can mean a kind of renewal in life. Michael Boyce, USA TODAY, "These 3 lives were changed forever with the choice to quit smoking," 25 May 2018 But spring training is supposed to be a renewal, an exciting time to prepare for opening day and fantasize about the possibilities of the season to come. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "Baseball’s All-Unemployed Team," 11 Feb. 2019 While the series was well-received and quickly earned a second-season renewal, the production fell apart shortly thereafter. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "American Gods season 2 finally has a release date," 5 Dec. 2018 The other mechanism, which, again has been studied in animal research, is that cells and tissues may enter a phase of rest, renewal, and rejuvenation. SELF, "What You Need to Know Before Trying Intermittent Fasting," 7 Nov. 2018 Due to some run-ins with an Illuminati-like organization bent on triggering a worldwide divine renewal, Croft and her kind companion Jonah look towards the jungles of Peru. Daniel Starkey, Ars Technica, "Shadow of the Tomb Raider review: Fighting for my life and loving it," 10 Sep. 2018 The Aspire Group receives 20 percent of all new season ticket sales and 2.25 percent of season ticket renewals, as well as 15 percent of mini-plan sales. Kelli Stacy, courant.com, "Historically Low Attendance At UConn Men's Basketball, Football Games As Programs Try To Rebuild," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of renewal

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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