restore

[ri-stawr, -stohr]
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; Middle English restoren < Old French restorer < Latin restaurāre; see re-, store

restorable, adjective
restorableness, noun
restorer, noun
quasi-restored, adjective
self-restoring, adjective
unrestorable, adjective
unrestored, adjective
well-restored, adjective


2. mend. See renew. 4. replace, reinstate. 6. rebuild.
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restore (rɪˈstɔː)
 
vb
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)
 
[C13: from Old French, from Latin rēstaurāre to rebuild, from re- + -staurāre, as in instaurāre to renew]
 
re'storable
 
adj
 
re'storableness
 
n
 
re'storer
 
n

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restore
c.1300, "to give back," also, "to build up again, repair," from O.Fr. restorer, from L. restaurare "repair, rebuild, renew," from re- "back, again" + -staurare, as in instaurare "restore." The Restoration in Eng. history was the re-establishment of the monarchy with the return of Charles II in 1660.
As a period in Eng. theater, attested from 1898.
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Example sentences
To put it simply: tax the rich, end the wars and restore honest and effective
  government for all.
His reputation depends not on how a vehicle arrives in his garage but on what
  he does to restore it to working condition.
On the contrary, his goal has been to restore both firms to health and then get
  out as quickly as possible.
Finally, they will generate a list of ways in which human beings can help
  restore and protect coral reefs.
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