Restore

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Re-store \Re-store"\ (r?*st?r"), verb (used with an object) [Pref. re- + store.] To store again; as, the goods taken out were re-stored.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Restore \Re*store"\ (r?*st?r"), verb (used with an object) [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 reestablish; 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; reestablish; renew; repair; revive; recover; heal; cure.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Restore \Re*store"\, noun Restoration. [Obs.] --Spenser.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

restore

verb

1: return to its original or usable and functioning condition; "restore the forest to its original pristine condition" [syn: {restore}, {reconstruct}]

2: return to life; get or give new life or energy; "The week at the spa restored me" [syn: {regenerate}, {restore}, {rejuvenate}]

3: give or bring back; "Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner" [syn: {restore}, {restitute}]

4: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please" [syn: {repair}, {mend}, {fix}, {bushel}, {doctor}, {furbish up}, {restore}, {touch on}] [ant: {break}, {bust}]

5: bring back into original existence, use, function, or position; "restore law and order"; "reestablish peace in the region"; "restore the emperor to the throne" [syn: {restore}, {reinstate}, {reestablish}]


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