• WordNet 3.6
    • v renew cause to appear in a new form "the old product was reincarnated to appeal to a younger market"
    • v renew reestablish 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Renew 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.
    • v. i Renew To become new, or as new; to grow or begin again.
    • Renew To begin again; to recommence. "The last great age . . . renews its finished course."
    • Renew To make new again; to restore to freshness, perfection, or vigor; to give new life to; to rejuvenate; to reëstablish; to recreate; to rebuild. "In such a night
      Medea gathered the enchanted herbs
      That did renew old Æson."
    • Renew (Theol) To make new spiritually; to regenerate. "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind."
    • Renew To repeat; to go over again. "The birds-their notes renew ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • renew To make new again; restore to former freshness, completeness, or perfection; revive; make fresh or vigorous again; restore to a former state, or to a good state after decay or impairment.
    • renew To make again: as, to renew a treaty or covenant; to renew a promise; to renew an attempt.
    • renew To supply, equip, furnish, or fill again.
    • renew To begin again; recommence.
    • renew To go over again; repeat; iterate.
    • renew To grant or furnish again, as a new loan on a new note for the amount of a former one.
    • renew In theology, to make new spiritually. See renovation, 2.
    • renew Synonyms To reëstablish, reconstitute, recreate, rebuild.
    • renew To become new; grow afresh.
    • renew To begin again; cease to desist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Renew rē-nū′ to renovate: to transform to new life, revive: to begin again: to make again: to invigorate: to substitute: to regenerate
    • v.i Renew to be made new: to begin again
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  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.”
  • Dale Turner
    Dale Turner
    “Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.”
  • Courtland Milloy
    Courtland Milloy
    “Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.”
  • R. D. Laing
    “Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb.”
  • Terence
    “To touch a sore is to renew one's grief.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. re-, + new,. Cf. Renovate


In literature:

The Romans and Sabines renew the battle in the valley between the hills; but Roman prowess had the advantage.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
When clovers are sown on sod land for the purpose of renewing pastures, disking them will prepare them for receiving the seed.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
Charley was asleep in his bag, and without arousing him Toby secured his rifle, and returned with renewed haste and vigour to the tree.
"Left on the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
The American forces, strengthened by the arrival of one thousand Kentuckians, awaited the renewal of the attack.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
Such a renewal seems also to have been made on the appointment of a new Chief.
"The Witch-cult in Western Europe" by Margaret Alice Murray
They were transformed to flowery garlands, of daily renewing fragrance and bloom.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
And this is the profound basis of my renewal, my deep blood renewal.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
The struggle over the answer to the President's message, which Fisher Ames on this occasion reported, was again renewed.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
My commission expires next spring, and if not renewed, I shall return then.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Half of the membership of the lower chamber is renewed every two years.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg

In poetry:

In vain! unconscious, did I say?
Oh! you alone these tears can stay:
Alone, the pale rose can renew,
Whose sunshine is a smile for you.
"To .........." by Thomas Gent
The fallen years can never bring you back;
You were the heart of home, and it was you
Spun that strange magic over lamps and track
Which even memory cannot renew.
"The Journey Home" by Douglas Gibson
I had forgotten that ever such things were:
Immortal-mortal, I had been but blind ...
O the wild sweetness of the renewing sense
That swept me and drove all but sweetness hence!
"The Shock" by John Freeman
Until the Sire of Light shall clear thine eye —
Until thy Saviour shall thy soul renew —
The path of Life thou never canst espy;
No more than blind-men can the sun-shine view.
"Advice To Avoid Bad Company" by Rees Prichard
Farewell, sweetheart, and again farewell;
To day we part, and who can tell
If we shall e'er again
Meet, and with clasped hands
Renew our vows of love, and forget
The sad, dull pain.
"Farewell" by Alice Dunbar-Nelson
Since thou wilt banish me,
A long and last adieu!
This heart shall cherish thee,
Though ne'er those hopes renew
That once thy kindness bade me know,
And now thy falsehood turns to woe.
"Song.—Since thou wilt banish me" by Louisa Stuart Costello

In news:

China's stock market has cooled off on renewed fears of a hard economic landing.
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla- Choctaw and Fort Walton Beach renew their longstanding Okaloosa County rivalry Friday night.
Britain tightens air security after Yemen bomb scare, renewing civil liberty concerns.
Democrats clamor to renew fight with Christie to enact millionaires' tax.
Go back to the basics for renewed ideas.
House Votes To Renew Warrantless Wiretapping Bill, but No One Knows How Many Americans Are Spied On.
Butterfly heat renews Tyler Clary knock on Michael Phelps.
Corps officials last month said they would not renew the lease for the marina, which has been operated by Pam Bugg and her family since 1986.
What this means is that installing two to three times our current nameplate capacity in the form of renewables may be required to replace existing fossil-fueled plants.
Advocates of the pricey renewable energy program spoke of a new, green era.
Renewing our vows on the back of a bike in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Crop residues as feedstock for renewable fuels.
The US Department of Energy's Office of Biomass Programs is encouraging the use of crop residue as a feedstock for production of renewable fuels.
Linabel Sarlat runs a support center to help bring economic and spiritual renewal to the women of Anapra, Mexico.
As a 2006 document, ASTM E 1423 will be up for renewal soon.

In science:

Suppose that a determinantal random point field with a kernel K (x, y ) is also a delayed renewal process.
Determinantal random point fields
This renewed interest to grain alignment problem.
Physics of Grain Alignment
Hence the embedded random walk does not verify a renewal equation and some new techniques are needed.
Random walks on randomly oriented lattices
Some of the results reported here, in particular concerning the scaling of the renewal time τ , have been presented before .
Reptation in the Rubinstein-Duke model: the influence of end-reptons dynamics
There exist some theoretical predictions for the form of the corrections to the asymptotic behavior of the renewal time .
Reptation in the Rubinstein-Duke model: the influence of end-reptons dynamics