Definition of renewal in English:


Line breaks: re|newal
Pronunciation: /rɪˈnjuːəl


  • 1An instance of resuming something after an interruption: a renewal of hostilities
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    • This happened in the final quarter of last year, which naturally spurred a renewal of interest on our part, both to get the full facts about the game and also to see what changes had been made relative to what we knew before.
    • Indeed, the big, largely unreported summer story of 2001 was the renewal of financial interest in all things related to the Internet.
    • In the Renaissance, the renewal of interest in Greek and Roman mythology opened the way for political subversion as well as propaganda.
  • 2 [mass noun] The action of extending the period of validity of a licence, subscription, or contract: the contracts came up for renewal [count noun]: a renewal of his passport
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    • This right of renewal shall extend to all subsequent five year periods on the same basis for as long as permitted by law.
    • Discipline vehicle drivers (both private and public) and adopt stringent rules for issuing and renewal of licences so as to bring in genuine and competent ones.
    • Eventually, the private lines won from the city heavy operating subsidies and automatic contract renewal, protecting them from competition.

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