NOTE: This sense does not imply a necessary change in the quality of the thing renewed. If the quality changes for the better, choose sense 2.
NOTE: Also, this sense implies a stopping or expiration point at which the renewal takes place.
We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years.
They renewed their membership.
They renewed our Agency's commitment to bring conservation education to youth.
She renewed her efforts to escape.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: This sense necessarily requires a change in quality. The new thing needs to be an improvement from the old.
A day in spa will surely renew your spirits.
He renewed the earth which was worn out through Adam.
The architect restored the old and renewed the building through the use of an addition.
The fire protection systems are being completely refurbished and interior finishes (are being) renewed.
If we are to renew our culture, we must restore the culture-shaping, value-making institutions.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2