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[eum]stablish; to recreate; to rebuild. [1913 Webster]

In such a night Medea gathered the enchanted herbs That did renew old [AE]son. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. To begin again; to recommence. [1913 Webster]

The last great age . . . renews its finished course. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To repeat; to go over again. [1913 Webster]

The birds-their notes renew. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. (Theol.) To make new spiritually; to regenerate. [1913 Webster]

Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. --Rom. xii. 2. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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