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

How to pronounce restore?

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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. Tim Rieser:

    Some (dissidents) may feel that because of the decision (to restore ties), their views are not being reflected as they would hope.

  2. Di Maio:

    It would be a serious problem for the government if anyone in the coalition presents an amendment (to restore immunity) without a deal (with us) beforehand.

  3. Sarah Miller:

    Breaking it up is the foundation to ensuring that power is restored to the American people, we’re looking at this from a perspective of needing to restore power to people over their relationships, over their privacy.

  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. Emeasoba George:

    Are you aware of this? No matter how big your dream seems to you. It's just a fraction of what God has in mind for you. Besides, no matter how big what you've lost previously seems to you. It's equally a fraction of what God intends or plans to restore back to you. In other words, God has a lot of goodies in stock for you, even beyond your imagination and expectation. I mean, the best days and things of your life are yet to come. Oh! yes, I do believe that undoubtedly. You too may or may not believe that anyway.

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