renew - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb [transitive] 

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/rɪˈnjuː/
present tense
I/you/we/theyrenew
he/she/itrenews
present participlerenewing
past tenserenewed
past participlerenewed
  1. 1
    to arrange for something to continue for a longer period of time

    to renew a licence/passport/lease

    to renew a book (=be allowed to keep a library book for a longer period of time)

    He failed to renew his contract, which expired last month.

  2. 3
    to do something again after a pause, usually with more energy or emphasis than before

    The parties renewed their efforts to agree the treaty.

    renew a call/appeal:

    Student organizations renewed their call for a reduction in tuition fees.

  3. 4
    to replace something that is old or damaged

    You may need to renew the brake linings.