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UK [rɪˈnjuː] / US [rɪˈnu] verb [transitive]
Word forms "renew":
present tense I/you/we/they renew he/she/it renews present participle renewing past tense renewed past participle renewed
1) to arrange for something to continue for a longer period of time

to renew a licence/passport/lease

to renew a book (= be allowed to keep a library book for a longer period of time)

He failed to renew his contract, which expired last month.

2) to start a friendship or relationship again after a period of time when it stopped existing

The reunion offers an opportunity to renew acquaintance with old friends.

3) to do something again after a pause, usually with more energy or emphasis than before

The parties renewed their efforts to agree the treaty.

renew a call/appeal:

Student organizations renewed their call for a reduction in tuition fees.

4) to replace something that is old or damaged

You may need to renew the brake linings.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • renew — re·new /ri nü, nyü/ vt 1: to make like new: restore to freshness, vigor, or perfection; specif: to prevent the lapse of (a judgment) due to expiration of a statute of limitations 2: to do or state again renew ed his objection to the evidence 3:… …   Law dictionary

  • renew — [ri no͞o′, rinyo͞o′] vt. [ME renewen < re + newe (see NEW), after L renovare: see RENOVATE] 1. to make new or as if new again; make young, fresh, or strong again; bring back into good condition 2. to give new spiritual strength to 3. to cause… …   English World dictionary

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