What does restore mean?

Definitions for restore
rɪˈstɔr, -ˈstoʊrre·store

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restore, reconstructverb

    return to its original or usable and functioning condition

    "restore the forest to its original pristine condition"

  2. regenerate, restore, rejuvenateverb

    return to life; get or give new life or energy

    "The week at the spa restored me"

  3. restore, restituteverb

    give or bring back

    "Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner"

  4. repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch onverb

    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, reestablishverb

    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. restorenoun

    The act of recovering data or a system from a backup

  2. restorenoun

    An instance of such an operation

  3. restoreverb

    To reestablish, or bring back into existence.

  4. restoreverb

    To bring back to a previous condition or state.

  5. restoreverb

    To give back, or make restitution.

  6. restoreverb

    To recover data from a backup.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To RESTOREverb

    Etymology: restaurer, Fr. restauro, Lat.

    Restore the man his wife. Gen. xx. 7.

    He shall restore in the principal, and add the fifth part more. Lev. vi. 5.

    She lands him on his native shores,
    And to his father’s longing arms restores. Dryden.

    The father banish’d virtue shall restore,
    And crimes shall threat the guilty world no more. Dryd.

    Thus pencils can, by one slight touch, restore
    Smiles to that changed face, that wept before. Dryden.

    These artificial experiments are but so many essays, whereby men attempt to restore themselves from the first general curse inflicted upon their labours. John Wilkins, Mathem. Magick.

    In his odysses, explains, that the hardest difficulties may be overcome by labour, and our fortune restored after the severest afflictions. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restoreverb

    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. Restoreverb

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

  3. Restoreverb

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

  4. Restoreverb

    to give in place of, or as satisfaction for

  5. Restoreverb

    to make good; to make amends for

  6. Restoreverb

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

  7. Restoreverb

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

  8. Restorenoun

    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.]

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

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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. Karen McDougal:

    My goal from the beginning was to restore my rights and not to achieve any financial gain, and this settlement does exactly that, i am relieved to be able to tell the truth about my story when asked, and I look forward to being able to return to my private life and focus on what matters to me.

  2. Rachael Rollins:

    My petition is a call for order to be returned to our courts, to ensure the fair administration of justice, and to restore the public's trust in the integrity of our legal system, the people of Suffolk County elected me to do exactly what I am doing.

  3. Harriet Hageman:

    My priority is to restore Wyoming's lone Congressional seat to the people of Wyoming and to represent their interests. I look forward to working with Speaker McCarthy next Congress to clean up Nancy Pelosi's mess and hold the Biden Administration accountable to the American people.

  4. Roger Horn:

    People are selling what they can because they want to decrease exposure to Argentina. They've already taken losses, they don't see a way forward that is going to restore them, so they're cutting exposure, it's a classic capitulation.

  5. Standard Chartered:

    Oppose violence, restore social order, safeguard Hong Kong's status as an international financial center.

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