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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]