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renew

re·new

renew

 
pronunciation:
rih nu
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: renewed, renewing, renews
definition 1: to make like new; restore.
They renewed the old house with a fresh coat of paint.
synonyms:
restore
antonyms:
wear out
similar words:
fix, refill, repair
definition 2: to begin again.
We will renew our efforts after a break.
synonyms:
resume
definition 3: to continue or extend for an additional period of time.
Do you want to renew your magazine subscription?The two countries renewed their trade agreement.
synonyms:
extend
similar words:
continue, maintain, prolong, repeat, retain
derivations: renewable (adj.), renewably (adv.), renewability (n.), renewer (n.)
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The word renew contains the following part:
re- Latin prefix that means again; back or back again
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The prefix re- occurs in verbs that are Latin loanwords, where it can mean "again" (revise ) or "back again" (reflect ). It also attaches to English verbs (replay , rewind) with both meanings. Any verb can be prefixed by "re- " to indicate that an action is repeated. No hyphen is necessary unless the word formed is identical to an existing word (re-sign the document, but resign from a job).