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renew

re·new

renew

 
 
pronunciation:
rih nu
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: renewed, renewing, renews
definition 1: to restore to original or near-original condition.
The polish will renew the wood.
synonyms:
recondition, rehabilitate, restore
antonyms:
deplete, wear out
similar words:
fix, refill, refresh, refurbish, regenerate, renovate, repair, replenish
definition 2: to start again; resume.
We will renew our efforts.
synonyms:
pick up, resume
similar words:
recommence
definition 3: to revive or regain (strength or spirits).
The vacation renewed her spirits.
synonyms:
refresh, rejuvenate, revitalize, revive
similar words:
regenerate, rehabilitate, resuscitate
definition 4: to extend for an additional period.
The two nations renewed their trade agreement.I have to renew my magazine subscription.
synonyms:
extend, re-sign
similar words:
continue, maintain, prolong, recommit, repeat, retain
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make a fresh start; begin again.
synonyms:
pick up, resume
similar words:
resurrect
definition 2: to extend a lease, contract, or other agreement.
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derivations: renewable (adj.), renewably (adv.), renewability (n.), renewer (n.)
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