Definition of "renew" []

  • To make new or as if new again; restore: renewed the antique chair. (verb-transitive)
  • To take up again; resume: renew an old friendship; renewed the argument. (verb-transitive)
  • To repeat so as to reaffirm: renew a promise. (verb-transitive)
  • To regain or restore the physical or mental vigor of; revive: I renewed my spirits in the country air. (verb-transitive)
  • To arrange for the extension of: renew a contract; renew a magazine subscription. (verb-transitive)
  • To take up again (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To begin (an activity) again; recommence (verb)
  • To restate or reaffirm (a promise, etc) (verb)
  • To make (a lease, licence, or contract) valid or effective for a further period (verb)
  • To extend the period of loan of (a library book) (verb)
  • To regain or recover (vigour, strength, activity, etc) (verb)
  • To restore to a new or fresh condition (verb)
  • To replace (an old or worn-out part or piece) (verb)
  • To replenish (a supply, etc) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "renew" in a sentence
  • "In this passage, the word renew means “to exchange,” like taking off old clothes and putting on new."
  • "The deal, reached with ICANN†™ s support, means that customers of RegisterFly could once again renew names, or transfer them elsewhere if they do not want to stay with GoDaddy."
  • "In whatever way you choose to commemorate the horrendous acts of early September four years ago, let us once again renew our gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy and reaffirm our commitment to tolerance, peace and liberty throughout the world."