Restore
Restore Re*store" (r?*st?r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Restored} (r?-st?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Restoring}.] [OE. restoren, OF. restorer, F. restaurer, fr. L. restaurare; pref. re- re- + an unused word; cf. Gr. ???? an upright pale or stake, Skr. sth?vara fixed, firm. Cf. {Restaurant}, {Store}.] 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. ``To restore and to build Jerusalem.'' --Dan. ix. 25. [1913 Webster]

Our fortune restored after the severest afflictions. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

And his hand was restored whole as the other. --Mark iii. 5. [1913 Webster]

2. To give or bring back, as that which has been lost., or taken away; to bring back to the owner; to replace. [1913 Webster]

Now therefore restore the man his wife. --Gen. xx. 7. [1913 Webster]

Loss of Eden, till one greater man Restore us, and regain the blissful seat. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The father banished virtue shall restore. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To renew; to re["e]stablish; as, to restore harmony among those who are variance. [1913 Webster]

4. To give in place of, or as satisfaction for. [1913 Webster]

He shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. --Ex. xxii. 1. [1913 Webster]

5. To make good; to make amends for. [1913 Webster]

But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restored, and sorrows end. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. (Fine Arts) (a) To bring back from a state of injury or decay, or from a changed condition; as, to restore a painting, statue, etc. (b) To form a picture or model of, as of something lost or mutilated; as, to restore a ruined building, city, or the like. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To return; replace; refund; repay; reinstate; rebuild; re["e]stablish; renew; repair; revive; recover; heal; cure. [1913 Webster]


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  • restore — re‧store [rɪˈstɔː ǁ ɔːr] verb [transitive] 1. to make something return to its former level or condition: • The government s first task will be to restore the economy. restore something to something • a bid to restore the company to profitability… …   Financial and business terms

  • restore — 1 *renew, refresh, rejuvenate, renovate, refurbish Analogous words: save, reclaim, redeem, *rescue: reform, revise, amend (see CORRECT vb): *recover, regain, retrieve, recoup, recruit 2 Restore, revive, revivify, resuscitate can all mean to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • restore — [ri stôr′] vt. restored, restoring [ME restoren < OFr restorer < L restaurare < re , again + staurare, to place, erect: see STORE] 1. to give back (something taken away, lost, etc.); make restitution of 2. to bring back to a former or… …   English World dictionary

  • restore — I (renew) verb ameliorate, amend, correct, cure, doctor up, energize, fix, heal, improve, make better, make whole, meliorate, mend, patch, patch up, put in order, put in repair, put right, reanimate, rearrange, rebuild, recondition, reconstitute …   Law dictionary

  • Restore — may refer to: *Restoration *ReStore …   Wikipedia

  • restore — (v.) c.1300, to give back, also, to build up again, repair, from O.Fr. restorer, from L. restaurare repair, rebuild, renew, from re back, again (see RE (Cf. re )) + staurare, as in instaurare restore, from PIE *stau ro , from root *sta …   Etymology dictionary

  • restore — [v1] fix, make new bring back, build up, cure, heal, improve, make healthy, make restitution, mend, modernize, reanimate, rebuild, recall, recondition, reconstitute, reconstruct, recover, redeem, reinforce, reerect, reestablish, refresh,… …   New thesaurus

  • restore — ► VERB 1) return to a former condition, place, or owner. 2) repair or renovate (a building, work of art, etc.). 3) bring back (a previous practice, right, or situation); reinstate. DERIVATIVES restorable adjective restorer noun. ORIGIN Latin… …   English terms dictionary

  • Restore — Re*store , n. Restoration. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Restore —   [dt. »wiederherstellen«, »restaurieren«], die Umkehrung eines Backups durch »Zurückspielen« der gesicherten Daten. Dabei werden meisten nicht einzelne Dateien, sondern große Datenbestände bis hin zu ganzen Festplatten übertragen …   Universal-Lexikon

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