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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Renew  \Re*new"\  (r?-n?"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Reneved}  (-n?d"); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Renewing}.]  [Pref.  re-  +  new  Cf 
  {Renovate}.] 
  1.  To  make  new  again  to  restore  to  freshness,  perfection,  or 
  vigor;  to  give  new  life  to  to  rejuvenate;  to  re?stablish; 
  to  recreate;  to  rebuild. 
 
  In  such  a  night  Medea  gathered  the  enchanted  herbs 
  That  did  renew  old  ?son.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  To  begin  again  to  recommence. 
 
  The  last  great  age  .  .  .  renews  its  finished  course. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  repeat;  to  go  over  again 
 
  The  birds-their  notes  renew.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  (Theol.)  To  make  new  spiritually;  to  regenerate. 
 
  Be  ye  transformed  by  the  renewing  of  your  mind. 
  --Rom.  xii.  2. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Renew  \Re*new"\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  new  or  as  new  to  grow  or  begin  again 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  renew 
  v  1:  re-establish  on  a  new  usually  improved,  basis;  "We  renewed 
  our  friendship  after  a  hiatus  of  twenty  years"  [syn:  {regenerate}] 
  2:  make  new  or  like  new  "We  renewed  our  friendship  after  20 
  years";  "We  renewed  the  membership" 




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