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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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, firm. Cf. Restaurant, Store.]
To bring back to its former state; to bring back from a state
of ruin, decay, disease, or the like; to repair; to renew; to
recover. "To restore and to build Jerusalem." --Dan. ix. 25.
Our fortune restored after the severest afflictions.
And his hand was restored whole as the other. --Mark
2. To give or bring back, as that which has been lost., or
taken away; to bring back to the owner; to replace.
Now therefore restore the man his wife. --Gen. xx.
Loss of Eden, till one greater man
Restore us, and regain the blissful seat. --Milton.
The father banished virtue shall restore. --Dryden.
3. To renew; to reestablish; as, to restore harmony among
those who are variance.
4. To give in place of, or as satisfaction for.
He shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep
for a sheep. --Ex. xxii. 1.
5. To make good; to make amends for.
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored, and sorrows end. --Shak.
6. (Fine Arts)
(a) To bring back from a state of injury or decay, or from
a changed condition; as, to restore a painting,
(b) To form a picture or model of, as of something lost or
mutilated; as, to restore a ruined building, city, or
Syn: To return; replace; refund; repay; reinstate; rebuild;
reestablish; renew; repair; revive; recover; heal; cure.
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