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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Henceforth, renewals will be simpler, by updating the information on file rather than the current full reapplication process. San Diego Union-Tribune, "HOA Homefront: Changes in condominium lending rules – What it means (or doesn’t) to you," 31 Aug. 2019 In Hollywood and Euphoria's renewal for season two, the last few weeks have been big for you! Vogue, "Your Favorite TV Dramas All Have One Thing in Common: Sydney Sweeney," 5 Aug. 2019 Doom Patrol’s renewal is second of the platform’s live-action shows to get a new season. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Doom Patrol gets new season, and will stream simultaneously on HBO Max and DC Universe," 21 July 2019 That renewal was also a political fight, but ultimately, the bill was extended for five years. Catherine Kim, Vox, "The battle over extending the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, explained," 20 June 2019 One pressing issue is the renewal of the New START treaty, signed by the US and Russia in 2010. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "The world is heading for a new missile arms race," 9 June 2019 New projects that propose to use fetal tissue and current projects up for renewal will be subject to additional reviews. CBS News, "Trump administration ends federal fetal tissue research," 5 June 2019 New projects that propose to use fetal tissue and current projects up for renewal will be subject to additional reviews. Lauran Neergaard, The Denver Post, "White House ends fetal tissue research by federal scientists," 5 June 2019 To mark the completion of the hajj, male pilgrims shave their hair and women trim theirs to represent a spiritual renewal and rebirth. Washington Post, "Muslims mark Eid and final days of hajj in Saudi Arabia," 11 Aug. 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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