transitive verb (restored; restoring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French restorer, from Latin restaurare to renew, rebuild, alteration of instaurare to renew Date: 14th century 1. give back, return 2. to put or bring back into existence or use 3. to bring back to or put back into a former or original state ; renew 4. to put again in possession of something Synonyms: see renewrestorer noun

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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 — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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