Definitions for: Restore


[v] return to life; get or give new life or energy; "The week at the spa restored me"
[v] restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
[v] give or bring back; "Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner"
[v] bring back into original existence, use, function, or position; "restore law and order"; "reestablish peace in the region"; "restore the emperor to the throne"
[v] return to its original or usable and functioning condition; "restore the forest to its original pristine condition"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Our fortune restored after the severest afflictions.
--Prior.

And his hand was restored whole as the other. --Mark
iii. 5.

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

Now therefore restore the man his wife. --Gen. xx.
7.

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

The father banished virtue shall restore. --Dryden.

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

4. To give in place of, or as satisfaction for.

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



5. To make good; to make amends for.

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

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.

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


Re*store", n.
Restoration. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Synonyms: bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, reconstruct, reestablish, regenerate, reinstate, rejuvenate, repair, restitute, touch on

Antonyms: break, bust

See Also: alter, ameliorate, amend, better, change, cobble, darn, defibrillate, fill, give back, heel, improve, meliorate, patch, patch up, piece, point, refund, regenerate, rehabilitate, reheel, reincarnate, renew, renew, repay, repoint, resole, return, revamp, revive, sole, trouble-shoot, vamp

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