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restore

verb

1 restore

Return to its original or usable and functioning condition:
— Restore the forest to its original pristine condition.

synonym: reconstruct.

Roget 145: revert, turn back, regress; relapse etc. 661; recoil etc. 277; retreat etc. 283; restore etc. ... show more

Dutch: restaureren



2 restore

Return to life; get or give new life or energy:
— The week at the spa restored me.

synonyms: regenerate, rejuvenate.

Roget 660: return to the original state; recover, rally, revive; come come to, come round, come to oneself; pull through, weather the storm, be oneself again; get well, get round, get the better of, get over, ... show more

Roget 163: reproduce; restore etc. 660; revive, renovate, renew, regenerate, revivify, resuscitate, reanimate; remake, refashion, ... show more

3 restore

Give or bring back:
— Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner.

synonym: restitute.

4 restore

Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken.

synonyms: bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, touch on.

Roget 662: apply a remedy etc. n.; doctor, dose, physic, nurse, minister to, attend, dress the wounds, plaster; drain; prevent ... show more

Roget 790: return, restore; give back, carry back, bring back; render, render up; give up; let go, unclutch; disgorge, regorge; regurgitate; recoup, ... show more

Dutch: herstellen, lappen, lijmen, maken, redresseren, repareren, verbeteren, verstellen

5 restore

Bring back into original existence, use, function, or position:
— Restore law and order.
— Restore the emperor to the throne.

synonyms: reestablish, reinstate.

Dutch: opnieuw aanstellen, terugzetten, herstellen


Moby thesaurus: abet, account for, aid, amend, arouse, assist, avail, bail out, bear a hand, befriend, benefit, better, bring back, clear, comfort, copy, correct, cry sour grapes, cure, destigmatize ... show more.

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