Definition of Restore

1. Verb. Return to its original or usable and functioning condition. "Restore the forest to its original pristine condition"

Exact synonyms: Reconstruct
Specialized synonyms: Decompress, Uncompress, Rehabilitate, Rehabilitate, Defibrillate, Reinstate
Generic synonyms: Regenerate, Renew
Derivative terms: Reconstructive, Restoration, Restoration, Restorer

2. Verb. Return to life; get or give new life or energy. "The week at the spa restored me"
Exact synonyms: Regenerate, Rejuvenate
Specialized synonyms: Reincarnate, Renew, Resurrect, Revive
Generic synonyms: Regenerate, Renew
Derivative terms: Regeneration, Rejuvenation, Restoration, Restorative, Restorative

3. Verb. Give or bring back. "Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner"
Exact synonyms: Restitute
Generic synonyms: Give Back, Refund, Repay, Return
Derivative terms: Restitution, Restoration

4. Verb. Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken. "The men restore the chairs"; "Repair my shoes please"

5. Verb. Bring back into original existence, use, function, or position. "Restore the emperor to the throne"
Exact synonyms: Reestablish, Reinstate
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Redeem
Derivative terms: Reinstatement, Restoration

Definition of Restore

1. v. t. To store again; as, the goods taken out were re-stored.

2. v. t. 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.

3. n. Restoration.

Definition of Restore

1. Noun. (computing) The act of recovering data or a system from a backup ¹

2. Noun. (computing) An instance of such an operation ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To reestablish, or bring back into existence. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To bring back to a previous condition or state. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To give back, or make restitution. ¹

6. Verb. (computing) To recover data from a backup. ¹

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Definition of Restore

1. to bring back to a former or original condition [v -STORED, -STORING, -STORES]

Medical Definition of Restore

1. To renew, rebuild, or reconstruct to a former state. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Restore

restoration measure
restorative dental materials
restorative dentistry
restorative justice
restore (current term)
restored cycle
restrained beam

Literary usage of Restore

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"A censor may maintain, he can never restore the morals of a state. It is impossible for such a magistrate to exert his authority with benefit, ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"It is not possible to restore the enamel of the vellum when once lost ; b.ut it may be partially done by , the paste, rubbing it when dry with a piece of ..."

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