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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: 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 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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  • 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   /rɪˈnjuː.əl/ us   /rɪˈnuː.əl/
Do you deal with season-ticket renewals here?
renewed
adjective uk   /rɪˈnjuːd/ us   /rɪˈnuːd/
renewed interest/enthusiasm
(Definition of renew from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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)
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