- To restore is defined as to bring or put back to a former condition or to give back.
An example of to restore is fixing up an old car to its original glory.
restore definition by Webster's New World
- to give back (something taken away, lost, etc.); make restitution of
- to bring back to a former or normal condition, as by repairing, rebuilding, altering, etc.: to restore a building, painting, etc.
- to put (a person) back in a place, position, rank, etc.: to restore a king to his throne
- to bring back to health, strength, etc.
- to bring back into being, use, etc.; reestablish: to restore order, a system of government, etc.
Origin: Middle English restoren ; from Old French restorer ; from Classical Latin restaurare ; from re-, again plush -staurare, to place, erect: see store
restore definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb re·stored, re·stor·ing, re·stores
- To bring back into existence or use; reestablish: restore law and order.
- To bring back to an original condition: restore a building. See Synonyms at revive.
- To put (someone) back in a former position: restore the emperor to the throne.
- To make restitution of; give back: restore the stolen funds.
Origin: Middle English restoren, from Old French restorer, from Latin restaurāre; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
- re·storˈer noun