Definitions for restorerɪˈstɔr, -ˈstoʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•store*rɪˈstɔr, -ˈstoʊr(v.t.)-stored, -stor•ing.

  1. to bring back into existence, use, or the like; reestablish:

    to restore order.

  2. to bring back to a former, more desirable condition:

    to restore a painting.

  3. to bring back to a state of health, soundness, or vigor.

    Category: Medicine

  4. to put back; return, as to a former place, position, or rank:

    to restore books to a shelf; to restore a monarch to a throne.

  5. to give back; make return or restitution of (anything taken away or lost).

  6. to reproduce or reconstruct (an ancient building, extinct animal, etc.) in the original state.

* Syn: See renew.

Origin of restore:

1250–1300; ME < OF restorer < L restaurāre; see re -, store


Princeton's WordNet

  1. restore, reconstruct(verb)

    return to its original or usable and functioning condition

    "restore the forest to its original pristine condition"

  2. regenerate, restore, rejuvenate(verb)

    return to life; get or give new life or energy

    "The week at the spa restored me"

  3. restore, restitute(verb)

    give or bring back

    "Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner"

  4. repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on(verb)

    restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

    "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"

  5. restore, reinstate, reestablish(verb)

    bring back into original existence, use, function, or position

    "restore law and order"; "reestablish peace in the region"; "restore the emperor to the throne"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. restore(verb)ɪˈstɔr, -ˈstoʊr

    to bring a feeling or condition back

    He's restored my faith in the human race.; Her new relationship has restored her health.

  2. restoreɪˈstɔr, -ˈstoʊr

    to make sb or sth return to its original state or condition

    The vacation restored us.

  3. restoreɪˈstɔr, -ˈstoʊr

    to clean and fix an object to return it to good condition

    to restore paintings/furniture


  1. restore(Noun)

    The act of recovering data or a system from a backup

  2. restore(Noun)

    An instance of such an operation

  3. restore(Verb)

    To reestablish, or bring back into existence.

  4. restore(Verb)

    To bring back to a previous condition or state.

  5. restore(Verb)

    To give back, or make restitution.

  6. restore(Verb)

    To recover data from a backup.

  7. Origin: From restorer (Modern French: restaurer), from restaurare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restore(verb)

    to bring back to its former state; to bring back from a state of ruin, decay, disease, or the like; to repair; to renew; to recover

  2. Restore(verb)

    to give or bring back, as that which has been lost., or taken away; to bring back to the owner; to replace

  3. Restore(verb)

    to renew; to reestablish; as, to restore harmony among those who are variance

  4. Restore(verb)

    to give in place of, or as satisfaction for

  5. Restore(verb)

    to make good; to make amends for

  6. Restore(verb)

    to bring back from a state of injury or decay, or from a changed condition; as, to restore a painting, statue, etc

  7. Restore(verb)

    to form a picture or model of, as of something lost or mutilated; as, to restore a ruined building, city, or the like

  8. Restore(noun)


British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'restore' in Verbs Frequency: #481

Anagrams of restore

  1. retroes

Translations for restore

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to repair (a building, a painting, a piece of furniture etc) so that it looks as it used to or ought to.

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