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"renew" in British English

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renewverb [T]

uk   /rɪˈnjuː/  us   /-ˈnuː/
  • renew verb [T] (MAKE NEW)

B2 to ​increase the ​life of or ​replace something ​old: Every ​year I renew my membership of the ​sportsclub. I ​forgot to renew my ​season ticket. I'll use this ​material to renew the ​chaircovers.

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  • renew verb [T] (REPEAT)

to ​begin doing something again: The kidnappers renewed ​their threats. She renewed her efforts to ​escape.

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renewal
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-əl/
Do you ​deal with season-ticket renewals here?
renewed
adjective uk   /-ˈnjuːd/  us   /-ˈnuːd/
renewed interest/​enthusiasm
(Definition of renew from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"renew" in American English

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renewverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈnu/
  • renew verb [T] (INCREASE ACTIVITY)

to ​begin doing something again or with ​increasedstrength: She renewed her ​efforts to ​contact her ​sister.
  • renew verb [T] (CONTINUE USE)

to ​increase the ​period of ​time that something can be used or is in ​effect: to renew a ​passport/​subscription
renewal
noun [C/U]  us   /rɪˈnu·əl/
[U] renewal of a ​license
renewed
adjective [not gradable]  us   /rɪˈnu/
renewed ​interest/​enthusiasm
(Definition of renew from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"renew" in Business English

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renewverb

uk   /rɪˈnjuː/  us   /rɪˈnuː/
[I or T] to make a ​formal or ​officialagreement continue for an ​extraperiod of ​time: renew a contract/licence/policy The ​contracts are ​normally renewed every five ​years. Please ​contact us on the ​number below if you wish to renew.
[T] to begin doing something again after having ​stopped for a ​period of ​time: renew criticism/debate/​efforts Unions have renewed their calls for ​updatedsafety guidelines.
[T] to ​replace something old: You can renew the grinding wheel surface for faster ​cutting.
(Definition of renew from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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