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English verb: renew

1. renew (creation) reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new

SamplesWe renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years.
They renewed their membership.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)re-create

Narrower (hyponym)freshen, freshen up, modernise, modernize, overhaul, reconstruct, refresh, refurbish, regenerate, rejuvenate, remold, remould, renovate, renovate, replace, restitute, restore, restore, retread, revamp, revitalise, revitalize

2. renew (change) cause to appear in a new form

SamplesThe old product was reincarnated to appeal to a younger market.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)regenerate, rejuvenate, restore

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