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renew

verb

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1 to bring back to a former condition or vigor
  • the trip to New York renewed our enthusiasm for travel

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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

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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

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4 to make or do again
  • I can only renew my offer to help—it's up to them to accept it

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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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The first known use of renew was in the 14th century

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“Renew.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/renew. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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