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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : tending to impart new life and vigor to; "the renewing
            warmth of the sunshine" [syn: restorative, reviving,
             revitalizing, revitalising]