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VERB (5)

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

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

3. give or bring back;
- Example: "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;
- Example: "She repaired her TV set"
- Example: "Repair my shoes please"
[syn: repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on]

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Re-store \Re-store"\ (r?*st?r"), v. t. [Pref. re- + store.] To store again; as, the goods taken out were re-stored. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Restore \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. [1913 Webster] Our fortune restored after the severest afflictions. --Prior. [1913 Webster] And his hand was restored whole as the other. --Mark iii. 5. [1913 Webster] 2. To give or bring back, as that which has been lost., or taken away; to bring back to the owner; to replace. [1913 Webster] Now therefore restore the man his wife. --Gen. xx. 7. [1913 Webster] Loss of Eden, till one greater man Restore us, and regain the blissful seat. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The father banished virtue shall restore. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To renew; to reestablish; as, to restore harmony among those who are variance. [1913 Webster] 4. To give in place of, or as satisfaction for. [1913 Webster] He shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. --Ex. xxii. 1. [1913 Webster] 5. To make good; to make amends for. [1913 Webster] But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restored, and sorrows end. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: To return; replace; refund; repay; reinstate; rebuild; reestablish; renew; repair; revive; recover; heal; cure. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Restore \Re*store"\, n. Restoration. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

restore v 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

153 Moby Thesaurus words for "restore": abet, account for, aid, amend, arouse, assist, avail, bail out, bear a hand, befriend, benefit, better, bring back, clear, comfort, copy, correct, cry sour grapes, cure, destigmatize, do good, do justice to, do over, doctor, duplicate, ease, enrich, exculpate, explain, extradite, favor, fix, fix up, fortify, get back, give a boost, give a hand, give a lift, give back, give help, heal, help, improve, justify, lend a hand, lend one aid, make over, make restitution, mend, modernize, place in, proffer aid, protect, purge, put back, rally, ransom, rationalize, re-create, re-form, reactivate, rebuild, recall, recapture, reclaim, recommit, recondition, reconstitute, reconstruct, reconvert, recoup, recover, recruit, rectify, recuperate, redeem, redesign, redo, reenact, reestablish, refashion, refill, reform, refound, refresh, refurbish, regain, regenerate, rehabilitate, reimburse, reinstall, reinstate, reinstitute, reintegrate, reinvest, reinvigorate, reissue, rejuvenate, rekindle, relieve, remake, remand, remedy, remit, render assistance, renew, renovate, reoccupy, reorganize, repair, repatriate, repay, repeat, replace, replenish, replevin, replevy, repossess, reprint, reproduce, rescue, reshape, restitute, restructure, resume, resurrect, resuscitate, retake, retouch, retrieve, return, revest, revindicate, revise, revitalize, revive, revivify, right, rouse, save, send back, set up, stimulate, stir, strengthen, succor, take back, take in tow, touch up, update, vindicate, warrant, win back