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Definition of "restore" []

  • To bring back into existence or use; reestablish: restore law and order. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring back to an original condition: restore a building. See Synonyms at revive. (verb-transitive)
  • To put (someone) back in a former position: restore the emperor to the throne. (verb-transitive)
  • To make restitution of; give back: restore the stolen funds. (verb-transitive)
  • To return (something, esp a work of art or building) to an original or former condition (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To bring back to health, good spirits, etc (verb)
  • To return (something lost, stolen, etc) to its owner (verb)
  • To reintroduce or re-enforce (verb)
  • To reconstruct (an extinct animal, former landscape, etc) (verb)

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Use "restore" in a sentence
  • "_restore_ me -- brain, heart, soul, spirit, body, every fibre of my nature -- to restore me perfectly, to conform me wholly to the image of His Son."
  • "While "re-elect" is fair use because he was the former MP for the area in previous sessions I think, in future cases, a sticker with the word "restore" would be better and less confusing - certainly to new voters in the riding."
  • "Peace is the most powerful foe America has ever faced, but I am confident that our relentless pursuit of failure will once again restore our faith and ensure our prosperity."