Definitions for: Renew

[v] cause to appear in a new form; "the old product was reincarnated to appeal to a younger market"
[v] re-establish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership"

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*new" (r?-n?"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reneved (-n?d");
p. pr. & vb. n. Renewing.] [Pref. re- + new. Cf.
1. To make new again; to restore to freshness, perfection, or
vigor; to give new life to; to rejuvenate; to re?stablish;
to recreate; to rebuild.

In such a night Medea gathered the enchanted herbs
That did renew old ?son. --Shak.

2. Specifically, to substitute for (an old obligation or
right) a new one of the same nature; to continue in force;
to make again; as, to renew a lease, note, or patent.

3. To begin again; to recommence.

The last great age . . . renews its finished course.

4. To repeat; to go over again.

The birds-their notes renew. --Milton.

5. (Theol.) To make new spiritually; to regenerate.

Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
--Rom. xii. 2.

Re*new", v. i.
To become new, or as new; to grow or begin again.

Synonyms: regenerate, reincarnate

See Also: freshen, freshen up, modernise, modernize, overhaul, reconstruct, re-create, refresh, refurbish, regenerate, rejuvenate, rejuvenate, remold, remould, renovate, replace, restitute, restore, restore, retread, revamp, revitalise, revitalize

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