re·new /rɪˈnu, ˈnju/
Re·new v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reneved p. pr. & vb. n. Renewing.]
1. To make new again; to restore to freshness, perfection, or vigor; to give new life to; to rejuvenate; to reëstablish; to recreate; to rebuild.
In such a night
Medea gathered the enchanted herbs
That did renew old Aeson. --Shak.
2. Specifically, to substitute for (an old obligation or right) a new one of the same nature; to continue in force; to make again; as, to renew a lease, note, or patent.
3. To begin again; to recommence.
The last great age . . . renews its finished course. --Dryden.
4. To repeat; to go over again.
The birds-their notes renew. --Milton.
5. Theol. To make new spiritually; to regenerate.
Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. --Rom. xii. 2.
Re·new, v. i. To become new, or as new; to grow or begin again.
v 1: re-establish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new
or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus
of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership" [syn:
2: cause to appear in a new form; "the old product was
reincarnated to appeal to a younger market" [syn: reincarnate]