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Verb: restore  ri'stor
  1. Return to its original or usable and functioning condition
    "restore the forest to its original pristine condition";
    - reconstruct
     
  2. Return to life; get or give new life or energy
    "The week at the spa restored me";
    - regenerate, rejuvenate
     
  3. Give or bring back
    "Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner";
    - restitute
     
  4. Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
    "She restored her TV set";
    - repair, mend, fix, bushel [US], doctor, furbish up, touch on
     
  5. Bring back into original existence, use, function, or position
    "restore law and order";
    - reinstate, reestablish

Derived forms: restored, restoring, restores

Type of: alter, ameliorate, amend, better, change, give back, improve, meliorate, mend, modify, refund, regenerate, renew, repay, return

Encyclopedia: Restore