What does restore mean?

Definitions for restore
rɪˈstɔr, -ˈstoʊrre·store

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word restore.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. restore(Noun)

    The act of recovering data or a system from a backup

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

  2. restore(Noun)

    An instance of such an operation

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

  3. restore(Verb)

    To reestablish, or bring back into existence.

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

  4. restore(Verb)

    To bring back to a previous condition or state.

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

  5. restore(Verb)

    To give back, or make restitution.

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

  6. restore(Verb)

    To recover data from a backup.

    Etymology: 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)

    restoration

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Restore

    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, -ātumre-, again, root stāre, to stand.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say restore in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of restore in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of restore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of restore in a Sentence

  1. Des Moines Register:

    In his first visit to New Hampshire, Donald Trump said he is the only one who can restore America’s greatness and that he will make a decision about running by June.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    There is a high level of trust with the( Estonian) government and that their data will be protected, how we restore trust in government is going to be a great challenge for the next president, for sure.

  3. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott:

    Now more than ever, Texans must remain committed to safe distancing practices that reduce the spread of Covid-19, and we must continue to rely on doctors and data to provide us with the safest strategies to restore Texans' livelihoods, we must also focus on protecting the most vulnerable Texans from exposure to Covid-19. If we remain focused on protecting the lives of our fellow Texans, we can continue to open The Lone Star State.

  4. John Delaney:

    Let's stop the nonsense of unrealistic and divisive campaign promises and be the party the American people need – a decent, unifying, future-focused and common-sense party, step one is to beat Donald Trump and restore decency to the Office of the President.

  5. Michael Helm:

    In an effort to bond with a homeless veteran, Secretary McDonald told him he was in the Special Forces. He did complete Ranger training and served honorably with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. But a lie is a lie, what a disappointment from the leader of a department whose number one issue right now is the restoration of trust. He should be held to a higher standard. The secretary has apologized, as he certainly should. We hope that he can restore the trust that he has lost.

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Translations for restore

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  • يستعيد, استعادةArabic
  • opravit, obnovitCzech
  • wiederherstellen, restaurierenGerman
  • επαναφέρω, αποκαθιστώ, επιστρέφωGreek
  • restaŭriEsperanto
  • restablecer, restaurarSpanish
  • ennistamaEstonian
  • palauttaa, peruskorjata, restauroidaFinnish
  • restaurer, rendre, restituerFrench
  • helyreállít, restaurál, visszaadHungarian
  • ritornare, restaurare, riportare, restituire, rimettere, ristabilire, dare indietroItalian
  • לשחזרHebrew
  • 立て直す, 復旧, 再建, 取り戻すJapanese
  • herstellen, terugzetten, restaurerenDutch
  • restaurarPortuguese
  • восстанавливать, восстановить, реставрироватьRussian

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