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restore

verb re·store \ri-ˈstr\

: to give back (someone or something that was lost or taken) : to return (someone or something)

: to put or bring (something) back into existence or use

: to return (something) to an earlier or original condition by repairing it, cleaning it, etc.

re·storedre·stor·ing

Full Definition of RESTORE

transitive verb
2
:  to put or bring back into existence or use
3
:  to bring back to or put back into a former or original state :  renew
4
:  to put again in possession of something
re·stor·er noun

Examples of RESTORE

  1. The police restored law and order.
  2. The government needs to restore confidence in the economy.
  3. an antique car that is being carefully restored

Origin of RESTORE

Middle English, from Anglo-French restorer, from Latin restaurare to renew, rebuild, alteration of instaurare to renew
First Known Use: 14th century

restore

transitive verb re·store \ri-ˈstō(ə)r, -ˈst(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)
re·storedre·stor·ing

Medical Definition of RESTORE

:  to bring back to or put back into a former or original state <a tooth restored with an inlay>

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