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 (rĭ-no͞o′, -nyo͞o′)
v. re·newed, re·new·ing, re·news
1. To make new or as if new again; restore: renewed the antique chair.
2. To take up again; resume: renew an old friendship; renewed the argument.
3. To repeat so as to reaffirm: renew a promise.
4. To regain or restore the physical or mental vigor of; revive: I renewed my spirits in the country air.
a. To arrange for the extension of: renew a contract; renew a magazine subscription.
b. To arrange to extend the loan of: renewed the library books before they were overdue.
6. To replenish: renewed the water in the humidifier.
7. To bring into being again; reestablish.
1. To become new again.
2. To start over.

[Middle English renewen : re-, re- + newen, to renew (from new, new; see new).]

re·new′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.renewing - tending to impart new life and vigor to; "the renewing warmth of the sunshine"
invigorating - imparting strength and vitality; "the invigorating mountain air"
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