Restore meaning

rĭ-stôr
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.

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To give back (something taken away, lost, etc.); make restitution of.
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To bring back into existence or use; reestablish.

Restore law and order.

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To put (a person) back in a place, position, rank, etc.

To restore a king to his throne.

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To bring back to an original or normal condition.

Restore a building; restored the patient to health.

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To bring back to health, strength, etc.
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To return a computer or database to its previous state. See restore point.
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To bring back to a former or normal condition, as by repairing, rebuilding, altering, etc.

To restore a building, painting, etc.

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To bring back into being, use, etc.; reestablish.

To restore order, a system of government, etc.

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(computing) The act of recovering data or a system from a backup.
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To give or bring back (that which has been lost or taken); to bring back to the owner; to replace.
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To give in place of, or as restitution for.
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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.

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To bring back to a previous condition or state.
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(computing) To recover (data, etc.) from a backup.

There was a crash last night, and we're still restoring the file system.

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To make restitution of; give back.

Restore the stolen funds.

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Origin of restore

  • Middle English restoren from Old French restorer from Latin restaurāre stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French restorer (Modern French: restaurer), from Latin restaurare.

    From Wiktionary