Meaning of “renew” in the English Dictionary

"renew" in British English

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renewverb [ T ]

uk /rɪˈnjuː/ us /rɪˈnuː/

renew verb [ T ] (MAKE NEW)

B2 to increase the life of or replace something old:

Every year I renew my membership of the sports club.
I forgot to renew my season ticket.
I'll use this material to renew the chair covers.

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renewal
noun [ C or U ] uk /rɪˈnjuː.əl/ us /rɪˈnuː.əl/

Do you deal with season-ticket renewals here?
renewed
adjective uk /rɪˈnjuːd/ us /rɪˈnuːd/

(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 increased strength:

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:

renewal
noun [ C/U ] us /rɪˈnu·əl/

[ U ] renewal of a license
renewed
adjective [ not gradable ] us /rɪˈnu/

(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 official agreement continue for an extra period 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 updated safety 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)