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

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

  2. restorenoun

    An instance of such an operation

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

  3. restoreverb

    To reestablish, or bring back into existence.

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

  4. restoreverb

    To bring back to a previous condition or state.

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

  5. restoreverb

    To give back, or make restitution.

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

  6. restoreverb

    To recover data from a backup.

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

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. Laicie Heely:

    Iran’s previous actions were the impetus for the international sanctions and negotiations that led to this final deal. Cheating or intransigence on the part of Iran would take us back to where we were before a deal, the final deal contains strong snap-back provisions that would restore sanctions in 65 days if Iran violates the agreement. This provision will be important for maintaining international unity going forward.

  2. Andrew Cuomo:

    Time and again the Trump administration puts corporations and polluters' interests ahead of public health and the environment, since the EPA has failed to hold GE accountable for fulfilling its obligation to restore the river, New York State will take any action necessary to protect our waterways.

  3. Jordyn Wieber:

    Stronger oversight by Congress and a truly independent Center for SafeSport is necessary to restore public confidence in our Olympic organizations.

  4. Justin Masuka:

    Any system that is not self-sustaining tends to oppose natural flow; and failure to auto-correct leads to self-destruction to give rise to a new system(s) to restore the balance.

  5. Jim Clyburn:

    It is time for us to restore this country's dignity, this country's respect, that is what is at stake this year. And I can think of no one better suited, better prepared -- I can think of no one with the integrity, no one more committed to the fundamental principles to make this country what it is -- than my good friend, my late wife's great friend, Joe Biden.

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