Examples of restore in a Sentence
The police restored law and order.
The government needs to restore confidence in the economy.
an antique car that is being carefully restored
Recent Examples of restore from the Web
Virginia had a peak of 45,000 outages, with about half restored as of early Thursday afternoon.
Riemenschneider and partner Rodger Riggs poured around $1 million into the venue in the mid-2000s and spent years restoring the bar's classical look, swinging the doors back open on March 14, 2008.
Emergency workers, soldiers, police and volunteers were being mobilized to search for survivors, clear debris, and restore power and communications.
Most of those households will have their SNAP benefits restored by the end of Friday, officials with the state Department of Human Services announced Thursday, after a Tribune report on the problem earlier this month.
The problems restoring power are rooted in an already weak power grid, which Maxman boils down to preexisting social inequities.
As the turmoil grows, the stalwarts of Marina's bourgeois world cling to the hope that their old world will be restored.
Kelly’s hire, several advisers said, cut down on internal fights, restored order to the West Wing and laid the groundwork for wins down the road.
The foundation focuses on recovering and rescuing the works of women artists from the past, restoring and conserving these works and — wherever possible — funding their exhibition.
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Origin and Etymology of restore
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsfreshen, recharge, recreate, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, rejuvenate, repair, renew, resuscitate, revitalize, revive, revivify
Related Wordsmake over, overhaul, reclaim, recondition, reconstitute, redesign, redevelop, redo, reengineer, refurbish, rehab, rehabilitate, remake, remodel, renovate; refill, replenish, resupply; modernize, update
Near Antonymsremove, take
Synonym Discussion of restore
- efforts to renew the splendor of the old castle
- restored a fine piece of furniture
- a refreshing drink
- the apartment has been entirely renovated
- the change in jobs rejuvenated her spirits
RESTORE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of restore for English Language Learners
: 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.
RESTORE Defined for Kids
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