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restore

[ri-stawr, -stohr] /rɪˈstɔr, -ˈstoʊr/
verb (used with object), restored, restoring.
1.
to bring back into existence, use, or the like; reestablish:
to restore order.
2.
to bring back to a former, original, or normal condition, as a building, statue, or painting.
3.
to bring back to a state of health, soundness, or vigor.
4.
to put back to a former place, or to a former position, rank, etc.:
to restore the king to his throne.
5.
to give back; make return or restitution of (anything taken away or lost).
6.
to reproduce or reconstruct (an ancient building, extinct animal, etc.) in the original state.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English restoren < Old French restorer < Latin restaurāre; see re-, store
Related forms
restorable, adjective
restorableness, noun
restorer, noun
quasi-restored, adjective
self-restoring, adjective
unrestorable, adjective
unrestored, adjective
well-restored, adjective
Synonyms
2. mend. See renew. 4. replace, reinstate. 6. rebuild.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi-restored

restore

/rɪˈstɔː/
verb (transitive)
1.
to return (something, esp a work of art or building) to an original or former condition
2.
to bring back to health, good spirits, etc
3.
to return (something lost, stolen, etc) to its owner
4.
to reintroduce or re-enforce: to restore discipline
5.
to reconstruct (an extinct animal, former landscape, etc)
Derived Forms
restorable, adjective
restorableness, noun
restorer, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French, from Latin rēstaurāre to rebuild, from re- + -staurāre, as in instaurāre to renew
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Word Origin and History for quasi-restored

restore

v.

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.

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