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Webster 1913 Edition


Restore

Re-store′

(rē̍-stōr′)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Restored
(rē̍-stōrd′)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Restoring
.]
[OE.
restoren
, OF.
restorer
, F.
restaurer
, fr. L.
restaurare
; pref.
re-
re- + an unused word; cf. Gr.
σταυρόσ
an upright pale or stake, Skr.
sthāvara
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.
Our fortune
restored
after the severest afflictions.
Prior.
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. 7.
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 reestablish;
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.
Shakespeare
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; reestablish; renew; repair; revive; recover; heal; cure.

Re-store′

,
Noun.
Restoration.
[Obs.]
Spenser.

Webster 1828 Edition


Restore

RESTO'RE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. restauro. This is a compound of re and the root of store, story, history. The primary sense is to set, to lay or to throw, as in Gr. solid.]
1.
To return to a person, as a specific thing which he has lost, or which has been taken from him and unjustly detained. We restore lost or stolen goods to the owner.
Now therefore restore to the man his wife. Gen. 20.
2.
To replace; to return; as a person or thing to a former place.
Pharaoh shall restore thee to thy place. Gen. 40.
3.
To bring back.
The father banish'd virtue shall restore.
4.
To bring back or recover from lapse, degeneracy, declension or ruin to its former state.
- Loss of Eden, till one greater man restore it, and regain the blissful seat.
- Our fortune restored after the severest afflictions.
5.
To heal; to cure; to recover from disease.
His hand was restored whole like as the other. Matt. 12.
6.
To make restitution or satisfaction for a thing taken, by returning something else, or something of different value.
He shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. Ex. 22.
7.
To give for satisfaction for pretended wrongs something not taken. Ps. 69.
8.
To repair; to rebuild; as, to restore and to build Jerusalem. Daniel 9.
9.
To revive; to resuscitate; to bring back to life.
Whose son he had restored to life. 2Kings 8.
10.
To return or bring back after absence. Heb. 13.
11.
To bring to a sense of sin and amendment of life.
Gal. 6.
12.
To renew or re-establish after interruption; as, peace is restored. Friendship between the parties is restored.
13.
To recover or renew, as passages of an author obscured or corrupted; as, to restore the true reading.

Definition 2021


restore

restore

English

Noun

restore (plural restores)

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

Verb

restore (third-person singular simple present restores, present participle restoring, simple past and past participle restored)

  1. (transitive) To reestablish, or bring back into existence.
    to restore harmony among those who are at variance
    He restored my lost faith in him by doing a good deed.
  2. (transitive) To bring back to a previous condition or state.
    • Bible, Mark iii. 5
      and his hand was restored whole as the other
    • Prior
      our fortune restored after the severest afflictions
  3. (transitive) To give or bring back (that which has been lost or taken); to bring back to the owner; to replace.
    • Bible, Genesis xx. 7
      Now therefore restore the man his wife.
    • Milton
      Loss of Eden, till one greater man / Restore us, and regain the blissful seat.
    • Dryden
      The father banished virtue shall restore.
  4. (transitive) To give in place of, or as restitution for.
    • Bible, Exodus xxii. 1
      He shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
  5. (computing) To recover (data, etc.) from a backup.
    There was a crash last night, and we're still restoring the file system.
  6. (obsolete) To make good; to make amends for.
    • Shakespeare
      But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, / All losses are restored, and sorrows end.

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  • See also Wikisaurus:repair

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