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restore

[ ri-stawr, -stohr ]
/ rɪˈstɔr, -ˈstoʊr /
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verb (used with object), re·stored, re·stor·ing.

to bring back into existence, use, or the like; reestablish: to restore order.
to bring back to a former, original, or normal condition, as a building, statue, or painting.
to bring back to a state of health, soundness, or vigor.
to put back to a former place, or to a former position, rank, etc.: to restore the king to his throne.
to give back; make return or restitution of (anything taken away or lost).
to reproduce or reconstruct (an ancient building, extinct animal, etc.) in the original state.

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Origin of restore

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English restoren, from Old French restorer, from Latin restaurāre;see re-, store

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2. See renew.

OTHER WORDS FROM restore

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British Dictionary definitions for restore

restore
/ (rɪˈstɔː) /

verb (tr)

to return (something, esp a work of art or building) to an original or former condition
to bring back to health, good spirits, etc
to return (something lost, stolen, etc) to its owner
to reintroduce or re-enforceto restore discipline
to reconstruct (an extinct animal, former landscape, etc)

Derived forms of restore

restorable, adjectiverestorableness, nounrestorer, noun

Word Origin for restore

C13: from Old French, from Latin rēstaurāre to rebuild, from re- + -staurāre, as in instaurāre to renew
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