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renew

Pronunciation: /rɪˈnuː; rɪˈnjuː/

Translation of renew in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (reinvigorate) [enthusiasm/interest/hope] renovar* 1.2 (extend) [lease/passport/subscription] renovar*; [library book] renovar*
    Example sentences
    • Why were his gun licences continually renewed when even police officers expressed doubts over his fitness?
    • So, they fired me, or, they didn't renew my contract.
    • The insurer told her and her partners that it would not renew their contract.
    1.3 (take up again) [vow/promise] renovar*; [efforts/attempts/friendship] reanudar they renewed their attack on the minister volvieron a arremeter contra el ministro
    Example sentences
    • They have appealed their convictions to this court and renewed their constitutional challenge.
    • As a result, Pakistan is renewing its longstanding request to buy at least two dozen F - 16s.
    • The resignations and ongoing conflicts with the Board of Governors were renewing the demands for the establishment of a student government.
    1.4
    (renewed past participle of/participio pasado de)
    [interest/hope] renovado; [efforts/attempts] nuevo with renewed energy con renovadas energías there have been renewed calls for an inquiry se ha vuelto a pedir que se lleve a cabo una investigación renewed outbreaks of rioting nuevos brotes de disturbios
    Example sentences
    • He therefore induced a public campaign to accuse Parliament of obstruction at a time of national danger (the British having renewed their activities in Tibet).
    • In addition, we must renew our coalition-building activities.
    • ‘We will begin a dialogue with the Israeli side to see if there is willingness to renew the process,’ he said.
    Example sentences
    • Our strength renewed, I ground the almonds along with the sugar and combined that mixture with flour.
    • Feeling his strength renewed he cast aside his staff and walked steadily upon lush, green grass.
    • They rushed back to fight, with furor and strength renewed.

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Today is the Día de los Santos Inocentes, a religious festival celebrated in the Spanish-speaking world to commemorate the New Testament story of the massacre of the "Innocents", by playing practical jokes, or inocentadas, on one another. The classic inocentada is to hang paper dolls on someone's back without their knowing. Spoof news stories also appear in newspapers and the media.