Restore

  • 1 restore — re‧store [rɪˈstɔː ǁ ɔːr] verb [transitive] 1. to make something return to its former level or condition: • The government s first task will be to restore the economy. restore something to something • a bid to restore the company to profitability… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Restore — Re*store (r?*st?r ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Restored} (r? st?rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Restoring}.] [OE. restoren, OF. restorer, F. restaurer, fr. L. restaurare; pref. re re + an unused word; cf. Gr. ???? an upright pale or stake, Skr. sth?vara fixed …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 restore — 1 *renew, refresh, rejuvenate, renovate, refurbish Analogous words: save, reclaim, redeem, *rescue: reform, revise, amend (see CORRECT vb): *recover, regain, retrieve, recoup, recruit 2 Restore, revive, revivify, resuscitate can all mean to… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 restore — [ri stôr′] vt. restored, restoring [ME restoren < OFr restorer < L restaurare < re , again + staurare, to place, erect: see STORE] 1. to give back (something taken away, lost, etc.); make restitution of 2. to bring back to a former or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 restore — I (renew) verb ameliorate, amend, correct, cure, doctor up, energize, fix, heal, improve, make better, make whole, meliorate, mend, patch, patch up, put in order, put in repair, put right, reanimate, rearrange, rebuild, recondition, reconstitute …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 Restore — may refer to: *Restoration *ReStore …

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  • 7 restore — (v.) 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 (see RE (Cf. re )) + staurare, as in instaurare restore, from PIE *stau ro , from root *sta …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 restore — [v1] fix, make new bring back, build up, cure, heal, improve, make healthy, make restitution, mend, modernize, reanimate, rebuild, recall, recondition, reconstitute, reconstruct, recover, redeem, reinforce, reerect, reestablish, refresh,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 restore — ► VERB 1) return to a former condition, place, or owner. 2) repair or renovate (a building, work of art, etc.). 3) bring back (a previous practice, right, or situation); reinstate. DERIVATIVES restorable adjective restorer noun. ORIGIN Latin… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Restore — Re*store , n. Restoration. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Restore —   [dt. »wiederherstellen«, »restaurieren«], die Umkehrung eines Backups durch »Zurückspielen« der gesicherten Daten. Dabei werden meisten nicht einzelne Dateien, sondern große Datenbestände bis hin zu ganzen Festplatten übertragen …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 restore — 01. My uncle just bought an old Jaguar Roadster, and is planning to [restore] it to its original state. 02. The [restoration] of the old theater is expected to cost over a million dollars. 03. The Louvre in Paris has undertaken to [restore] some… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 restore — re|store W3 [rıˈsto: US o:r] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(former situation)¦ 2¦(positive feeling)¦ 3¦(repair)¦ 4¦(give something back)¦ 5¦(bring back a law)¦ 6 restore somebody to power/the throne ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: restorer,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 restore — verb (T) 1 FORMER SITUATION to make something return to its former level or condition: So far all attempts to restore normal relations between the two countries have failed. | restore sth to sth: The government promises to restore the economy to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 restore — verb 1 bring back a situation/feeling ADVERB ▪ quickly, soon ▪ Order was quickly restored. VERB + RESTORE ▪ need to ▪ We need to restore public confiden …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 restore */*/*/ — UK [rɪˈstɔː(r)] / US [rɪˈstɔr] verb [transitive] Word forms restore : present tense I/you/we/they restore he/she/it restores present participle restoring past tense restored past participle restored 1) to cause a particular situation to exist… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 restore — re|store [ rı stɔr ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to cause a particular situation to exist again, especially a positive one: By Sunday, electricity had been restored. restore order/peace/calm: The lesson continued when order had been restored.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 restore — [[t]rɪstɔ͟ː(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ restores, restoring, restored 1) VERB To restore a situation or practice means to cause it to exist again. [V n] The army has recently been brought in to restore order... [V n] As they smiled at each other, harmony was… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 restore — v. (d; tr.) to restore to (to restore smb. to her/his former position) * * * [rɪ stɔː] (d; tr.) to restore to (to restore smb. to her/his former position) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 restore — re•store [[t]rɪˈstɔr, ˈstoʊr[/t]] v. t. stored, stor•ing 1) to bring back into existence, use, or the like; reestablish: to restore order[/ex] 2) to bring back to a former, more desirable condition: to restore a painting[/ex] 3) med to bring back …

    From formal English to slang