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.]

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  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. Lance Becca:

    We don't know what's going to happen with us in the future. We don't know if we're going to keep getting some aid some help – it's scary for us. Help from U.S. mainland power companies has been coming in waves for months. But Monica Viego-Rodriguez still hasn't seen a light come on anywhere in Monica Viego-Rodriguez neighborhood since the hurricanes hit last fall. Monica Viego-Rodriguez can only buy perishable foods for Monica Viego-Rodriguez family that they can eat the same day.There is nowhere to store food other than a cooler that she keeps filled with ice on her balcony. More than 470,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, causing an estimated $ 140 billion in damages. As Puerto Rico experiences the longest and most devastating blackout in American history, 1,000 utility trucks and 1,500 workers from 22 electric companies from all over the U.S. are arriving on the island this week to help the existing crews on the job restore power. As crews carve their way through the catastrophic damage, their progress is slow. But they met a major milestone this month when 1 million customers had their power restored, and utility crews say they won't stop until everyone is back on line. Help from U.S. mainland power companies has been coming in waves for months. But some Puerto Rico residents say they still haven't seen a light come on anywhere in their neighborhood since the hurricanes hit last fall. ( REUTERS) There is no set timeframe, we're just here for the long haul, the mission is to restore power and that's what we're focusing on. Wednesday night, the Puerto Rico governor said the island will receive approximately $ 35 billion in federal aid. But he added that Puerto Rico is facing massive debt and won't be able to repay the money until 2022. Power crews say they have to prioritize – hospitals, police and fire stations, come first.Then communication facilities, water treatment plants, transportation providers and shelters.From there, utility crews repair infrastructure serving smaller groups and neighborhoods. People like Sol Vazquez, a law student who has been working the best she can with limited resources, also Skyped with Fox News this week. She said she has been seeing a mixed response from her friends and fellow students. I think everyone wants to get their electricity back, I don't think, at this point, they care who does it or how they do it.

  2. The Missouri Supreme Court:

    To help restore public trust and confidence in the Ferguson municipal court division, the Supreme Court of Missouri today transferred Judge Roy L. Richter of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, to the St. Louis County Circuit Court, where he will be assigned to hear all of Ferguson's pending and future municipal division cases, extraordinary action is warranted in Ferguson, but the court also is examining reforms that are needed on a statewide basis.

  3. John Kerry:

    These sanctions could be lifted in a matter of weeks or days, depending on the choices that President Putin takes, their sole purpose here is to restore the international norm with respect to behavior between nations.

  4. Tom Quinlan:

    Andrew Mitchells actions have cast a long shadow over the Columbus Division of Police, i am taking concrete actions to restore the publics trust.

  5. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott:

    After 8 years of relentless attacks on our values from this White House, it's our duty as Texas conservatives to support a leader we can trust to restore our values and move this country forward, that's why I'm supporting Ted Cruz for president.

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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
  • 복원Korean
  • herstellen, terugzetten, restaurerenDutch
  • restaurarPortuguese
  • восстанавливать, восстановить, реставрироватьRussian
  • onarmakTurkish

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