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Renew vs. Renovate

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Renewverb

(transitive) To make (something) new again; to restore to freshness or original condition.

Renovateverb

(transitive) To renew; to revamp something to make it look new again.

‘This house is shabby: it needs renovating.’;

Renewverb

(transitive) To replace (something which has broken etc.); to replenish (something which has been exhausted), to keep up a required supply of.

Renovateverb

(transitive) To restore to freshness or vigor.

Renewverb

(theology) To make new spiritually; to regenerate.

Renovateverb

To make over again; to restore to freshness or vigor; to renew.

‘All nature feels the reniovating forceOf winter.’;

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Renewverb

To become new, or as new; to revive.

Renovateverb

restore to a previous or better condition;

‘They renovated the ceiling of the Sixtine Chapel’;

Renewverb

(transitive) To begin again; to recommence.

Renovateverb

make brighter and prettier;

‘we refurbished the guest wing’; ‘My wife wants us to renovate’;

Renewverb

(rare) To repeat.

Renovateverb

give new life or energy to;

‘A hot soup will revive me’; ‘This will renovate my spirits’; ‘This treatment repaired my health’;

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Renewverb

To extend a period of loan, especially a library book that is due to be returned.

‘I'd like to renew these three books.’; ‘Did you know that you can renew online?’;

Renewverb

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 nightMedea gathered the enchanted herbsThat did renew old æson.’;

Renewverb

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.

Renewverb

To begin again; to recommence.

‘The last great age . . . renews its finished course.’;

Renewverb

To repeat; to go over again.

‘The birds-their notes renew.’;

Renewverb

To make new spiritually; to regenerate.

‘Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.’;

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Renewverb

To become new, or as new; to grow or begin again.

Renewverb

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’;

Renewverb

cause to appear in a new form;

‘the old product was reincarnated to appeal to a younger market’;

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