(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. revive, restore; resume, continue; replace, renovate, replenish. See restoration, newness.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To make New or as if new]
Syn. restore, refresh, revive, rejuvenate, renovate, reawaken, regenerate, reestablish, rehabilitate, gentrify, reinvigorate, replace, rebuild, reconstitute, remake, refinish, refurbish, redo, revitalize, recharge, invigorate, exhilarate, resuscitate, reconceive, recondition, overhaul, recodify, replenish, go over, cool, brace, freshen, stimulate, recreate, remodel, revamp, redesign, modernize, give New life to, recover, reintegrate, make a New beginning, bring up to date, do over, make like new, bring up to code, rehab*; see also revive 1 .
2. [To repeat]
Syn. resume, reiterate, recommence, take up again; see repeat 1 , resume .
3. [To replace]
Syn. replenish, restock, refill; see replace 1 , replenish .
Syn.- renew , the broadest term here, implies making new, fresh, or strong again by replacing or revitalizing what is old, worn, exhausted, etc. [ to reNew a stock of goods, with renewed faith ] ; to renovate is to clean up, replace or repair worn parts, etc. so as to bring back to good condition [ to renovate an old apartment ] ; to restore is to bring back to an original or unimpaired condition after exhaustion, illness, dilapidation, etc. [ to restore paintings damaged in the flood ] ; refresh implies a restoring of depleted strength, vigor, etc. by furnishing something needed [ a refreshing sleep ] ; rejuvenate implies a restoring of youthful appearance, vigor, etc. [ I felt rejuvenated after the heart surgery ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
begin again, resume, make a fresh start, restore, rejuvenate, refresh, recondition, revitalize, replenish, regenerate, reinvigorate, *breathe new life into.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To make new or as if new again: furbish, recondition, re-create, refresh, refurbish, rejuvenate, renovate, restore, revamp. Idiom: give a new look to. See HELP, NEW. 2. To begin or go on after an interruption: continue, pick up, reopen, restart, resume, take up. See CONTINUE. 3. To impart renewed energy and strength to (a person): freshen, refresh, reinvigorate, rejuvenate, restore, revitalize, revivify. See HELP, STRONG. 4. To rouse from a state of inactivity or quiescence: reactivate, reanimate, reawaken, rekindle, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, revive, revivify. See AWARENESS. 5. To arrange for the extension of: extend. See CONTINUE. 6. To bring back into existence or use: reestablish, reinstate, reintroduce, restore, return, revive. See INCREASE, KEEP.

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