verb (used with object), re·stored, re·stor·ing.
Origin of restore
Examples from the Web for restore
Faal told the FBI that his group was trying “restore democracy to The Gambia and improve the lives of its people.”The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The charismatic bearded revolucionario dressed in a dark olive uniform promised to restore order and hold elections.
The Onna church is expected to take up to 12 years to restore.
Much of the money meant to restore the center and rebuild the houses has gone instead to relocate the residents.
They sought control of the Court to restore the Constitution and protect law from politics—at least as they understood it.
I come to emulate the generous deed; He gave me back my love, and in return I will restore his father.The Inflexible Captive|Hannah More
The lady sat down, and asked for a glass of orange water, to restore her strength after the shock she had received.San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams|Charles Paul de Kock
A force was at once despatched to restore order, and Nicholson accompanied it as political officer.Forty-one years in India|Frederick Sleigh Roberts
On the bank, field and line officers labored to calm their men and restore organization.The Red Acorn|John McElroy
How many times was He pleased to make use of His servant to restore me to life, when I was almost on the very point of expiring!The Autobiography of Madame Guyon|Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
British Dictionary definitions for restore
Word Origin for restore
Word Origin and History for restore
c.1300, "to give back," also, "to build up again, repair," from Old French restorer, from Latin restaurare "repair, rebuild, renew," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + -staurare, as in instaurare "restore," from PIE *stau-ro-, from root *sta- "to stand, set down, make or be firm," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing" (see stet). Related: Restored; restoring.