return to its original or usable and functioning condition
"restore the forest to its original pristine condition"
regenerate, restore, rejuvenate(verb)
return to life; get or give new life or energy
"The week at the spa restored me"
give or bring back
"Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner"
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"
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"
The act of recovering data or a system from a backup
An instance of such an operation
To reestablish, or bring back into existence.
To bring back to a previous condition or state.
To give back, or make restitution.
To recover data from a backup.
Origin: From restorer (Modern French: restaurer), from restaurare.
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
to give or bring back, as that which has been lost., or taken away; to bring back to the owner; to replace
to renew; to reestablish; as, to restore harmony among those who are variance
to give in place of, or as satisfaction for
to make good; to make amends for
to bring back from a state of injury or decay, or from a changed condition; as, to restore a painting, statue, etc
to form a picture or model of, as of something lost or mutilated; as, to restore a ruined building, city, or the like
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-stōr′, v.t. to repair: to replace: to return: to bring back to its former state: to revive: to cure: to compensate: to mend: (mus.) to bring a note back to its original signification.—adj. Restōr′able, that may be restored to a former owner or condition.—ns. Restōr′ableness, the state or quality of being restorable; Restōrā′tion, act of restoring: replacement: recovery: revival: reparation: renewal: restoration of a building to its original design: (theol.) receiving of a sinner to the divine favour: the final recovery of all men: (palæont.) the proper adjustment of the bones of an extinct animal; Restōrā′tionist, one who holds the belief that after a purgation all wicked men and angels will be restored to the favour of God, a universalist.—adj. Restōr′ative, able or tending to restore, esp. to strength and vigour.—n. a medicine that restores.—adv. Restōr′atively.—ns. Restōre′ment; Restōr′er.—The Restoration, the re-establishment of the monarchy with the return of Charles II. in 1660. [Fr. restaurer—L. restaurāre, -ātum—re-, again, root stāre, to stand.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'restore' in Verbs Frequency: #481
The numerical value of restore in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of restore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind.
To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.
We have to build a national agreement as soon as possible to restore confidence, contain inflation, rebalance the government's accounts and restore growth.
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
We must restore law and order. We must restore the confidence of our people to be safe and secure in their homes and on the street, the senseless, tragic deaths of two people in Louisiana and Minnesota reminds us how much more needs to be done.
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Translations for restore
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- opravit, obnovitCzech
- wiederherstellen, restaurierenGerman
- επαναφέρω, αποκαθιστώ, επιστρέφωGreek
- restablecer, restaurarSpanish
- palauttaa, peruskorjata, restauroidaFinnish
- restaurer, rendre, restituerFrench
- helyreállít, restaurál, visszaadHungarian
- ritornare, restaurare, riportare, restituire, rimettere, ristabilire, dare indietroItalian
- 立て直す, 復旧, 再建, 取り戻すJapanese
- herstellen, terugzetten, restaurerenDutch
- восстанавливать, восстановить, реставрироватьRussian
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