- Renew is defined as to make new, reawaken, reestablish or start over.
An example of renew is to bring a crumbling garden wall back to life.
- to make new or as if new again; make young, fresh, or strong again; bring back into good condition
- to give new spiritual strength to
- to cause to exist again; reestablish; revive
- to begin again; take up again; resume: to renew negotiations
- to go over again; say again; repeat: to renew one's objections
- to replace as by a fresh supply of: to renew provisions
- to refill with a fresh supply
- to give or get an extension of: to renew a lease
Origin of renewMiddle English renewen ; from re- + newe (see new), after Classical Latin renovare: see renovate
- to become new or as new again; be renewed
- to begin again; start over
verbre·newed, re·new·ing, re·news
- To make new or as if new again; restore: renewed the antique chair.
- To take up again; resume: renew an old friendship; renewed the argument.
- To repeat so as to reaffirm: renew a promise.
- To regain or restore the physical or mental vigor of; revive: I renewed my spirits in the country air.
- a. To arrange for the extension of: renew a contract; renew a magazine subscription.b. To arrange to extend the loan of: renewed the library books before they were overdue.
- To replenish: renewed the water in the humidifier.
- To bring into being again; reestablish.
- To become new again.
- To start over.
Origin of renewMiddle English renewen : re-, re- + newen, to renew (from new, new; see New ).
(third-person singular simple present renews, present participle renewing, simple past and past participle renewed)
- To make (something) new again; to restore to freshness or original condition. [from 14th c.]
- To replace (something which has broken etc.); to replenish (something which has been exhausted), to keep up a required supply of. [from 14th c.]
- (theology) To make new spiritually; to regenerate. [from 14th c.]
- (now rare, intransitive) To become new, or as new; to revive. [15th-18th c.]
- To begin again; to recommence. [from 16th c.]
- (rare) To repeat. [from 17th c.]
- (intransitive) To extend a period of loan, especially a library book that is due to be returned.
- I'd like to renew these three books.
- Did you know that you can renew online?