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RENEW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does renew mean? 

RENEW (verb)
  The verb RENEW has 2 senses:

1. reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
2. cause to appear in a new form

  Familiarity information: RENEW used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RENEW (verb)


Sense 1renew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

regenerate; renew

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "renew" is one way to...):

re-create (create anew)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "renew"):

replace (substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected))

modernise; modernize; overhaul (make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to)

regenerate; rejuvenate; restore (return to life; get or give new life or energy)

revitalise; revitalize (give new life or vigor to)

freshen; refresh (make (to feel) fresh)

renovate; restitute (restore to a previous or better condition)

remold; remould; retread (give new treads to (a tire))

revamp (to patch up or renovate; repair or restore)

freshen up; refurbish; renovate (make brighter and prettier)

reconstruct; restore (return to its original or usable and functioning condition)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2renew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to appear in a new form

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

reincarnate; renew

Context example:

the old product was reincarnated to appeal to a younger market

Hypernyms (to "renew" is one way to...):

regenerate; rejuvenate; restore (return to life; get or give new life or energy)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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