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Meaning of RESTORE

Pronunciation:  ri'stowr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  return to life; get or give new life or energy; "The week at the spa restored me"
  2. [v]  restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
  3. [v]  give or bring back; "Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner"
  4. [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"
  5. [v]  return to its original or usable and functioning condition; "restore the forest to its original pristine condition"

RESTORE is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
          Our fortune restored after the severest afflictions.
          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.
             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;
  2. \Re*store"\, n.
    Restoration. [Obs.] --Spenser.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: To renew, rebuild, or reconstruct to a former state.