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renew

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of renew

  1. 1 to bring back to a former condition or vigor the trip to New York renewed our enthusiasm for travel Synonyms of renew freshen, recharge, recreate, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, rejuvenate, repair, restore, resuscitate, revitalize, revive, revivify Words Related to renew make over, overhaul, reclaim, recondition, reconstitute, redesign, redevelop, redo, reengineer, refurbish, rehab, rehabilitate, remake, remodel, renovate; refill, replenish, resupply; modernize, update

  2. 2 to begin again or return to after an interruption with daybreak, the rescue team will renew its efforts to reach the stranded mountain climbers Synonyms of renew continue, pick up, proceed (with), resume, reopen, restartWords Related to renew resuscitate, revive; recrudesceNear Antonyms of renew complete, conclude, consummate, end, finalize, finish; belay, break, can [slang], cease, check, cut, desist, discontinue, drop, halt, knock off, leave off, quit, scuttle, shut off, stay, stop, terminate

  3. 3 to bring back to life, practice, or activity the spate of recent movies based on classic comic book characters has renewed interest in the comics themselves Synonyms of renew reanimate, recharge, regenerate, rejuvenate, rekindle, revive, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, revivify, rewake, rewakenWords Related to renew jump-start, kick-start; reactivate, restart; reinvent; refresh, refreshenNear Antonyms of renew extinguish, kill, quench, suppress

  4. 4 to make or do again I can only renew my offer to help—it's up to them to accept it Synonyms of renew duplicate, redo, reduplicate, reiterate, remake, repeat, replicate, repriseWords Related to renew recreate, reenact, reinvent

Synonym Discussion of renew

renew, restore, refresh, renovate, rejuvenate mean to make like new. renew implies a restoration of what had become faded or disintegrated so that it seems like new.
    • efforts to renew the splendor of the old castle
restore implies a return to an original state after depletion or loss.
    • restored a fine piece of furniture
refresh implies the supplying of something necessary to restore lost strength, animation, or power.
    • a refreshing drink
renovate suggests a renewing by cleansing, repairing, or rebuilding.
    • the apartment has been entirely renovated
rejuvenate suggests the restoration of youthful vigor, powers, or appearance.
    • the change in jobs rejuvenated her spirits


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