Renew - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈnuː|  American pronunciation of the word renew
Brit.  |rɪˈnjuː|  British pronunciation of the word renew


- reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new(syn: regenerate)

We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years
They renewed their membership

- cause to appear in a new form (syn: reincarnate)


When you sleep, your body has a chance to renew itself.

This discussion has renewed my hope of finding a solution to the problem.

At the start of each school year, we renew our commitment to helping students succeed.

She renewed her promise to come see me.

They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows.

They have renewed their efforts to find a peaceful solution.

The incident has renewed hostilities between the groups.

They recently renewed their acquaintance after more than 10 years apart.

If you haven't listened to this music since the 1960s, it's time to renew your acquaintance with these songs.

We may renew our youth, and forget our sorrows.

Their intimacy renewed.

They renew the attack from another side.

I need to renew my passport this year.

Local people have renewed their efforts to save the school.

Police renewed their appeal for witnesses.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: renew
he/she/it: renews
present participle: renewing
past tense: renewed
past participle: renewed
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