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Re*new" (r?-n?"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reneved (-n?d"); p. pr. & vb. n. Renewing.] [Pref. re- + new. Cf. Renovate.]


To make new again; to restore to freshness, perfection, or vigor; to give new life to; to rejuvenate; to restablish; to recreate; to rebuild.

In such a night Medea gathered the enchanted herbs That did renew old son. Shak.


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.


To begin again; to recommence.

The last great age . . . renews its finished course. Dryden.


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.


© Webster 1913.

Re*new", v. i.

To become new, or as new; to grow or begin again.


© Webster 1913.