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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The school also reduced the number of counselors, faculty and staff through layoffs, non-renewal of contracts, and buy-outs, but did not provide specific numbers despite several requests. Nanette Asimov, SFChronicle.com, "CCSF students protest hefty pay raises for executives amid budget cuts," 12 Sep. 2019 The agreement's renewal on July 1, not widely publicized, didn't set off any additional public demonstrations. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "ACLU belatedly criticizes Waukesha County sheriff's renewal of ICE immigration enforcement agreement," 5 Sep. 2019 City Law Director William Ondrey Gruber said there is sufficient evidence to oppose the liquor permit renewal, and once the the objection is filed, city officials can sit down with Swerve ownership and further discuss the situation. Thomas Jewell, cleveland.com, "Shaker Heights ponies up for Clean & Safe program, busway in Van Aken District," 2 Sep. 2019 At the time, insurers were required by law to offer fire victims at least one policy renewal, which Nielsen received, taking him through 2018. Julie Cart, The Mercury News, "What to know as California’s peak fire months loom," 30 Aug. 2019 Cummings also reminded residents that many Texans are eligible to take advantage of online services for driver license and ID card renewals, duplicates or address changes. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "DPS eyes October to reopen Liberty drivers license office," 22 Aug. 2019 Not including renewals or extensions of existing office spaces, Uber’s deal is the fourth-largest in the past five years, according to CBRE. chicagotribune.com, "Uber signs massive office lease in Chicago," 21 Aug. 2019 Shortly after the speech, the club's vice president, Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet, was refused a visa renewal by the Hong Kong government -- a move that is usually procedural. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, "Hong Kong: Leader of outlawed political party among those arrested for weapons possession," 2 Aug. 2019 The renewal, however, became a political fight as Republican lawmakers were accused of using the fund as leverage at the negotiation table. Catherine Kim, Vox, "September 11th Victim Compensation Fund," 23 July 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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