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
The junta clamped down on political activity after seizing power three years ago following a period of unrest, pledging to restore stability.
Order was restored again and, an inning later, and with the Comerica Park crowd on its feet, the former Yankee pitcher Shane Greene struck out Sanchez for the final out.
On 1 January 2017, when an initial deadline expired, Elsevier subscriptions lapsed at more than 60 institutions, although Elsevier restored access in February, while talks continued.
The center’s mission is to rebuild the lives of at-risk children and their families through education, healing, restoring relationships, building character and instilling hope.
The governor also said the reductions in educational grants would enable the state to restore $40 million in funding to private nonprofit health and human service providers, such as those helping the mentally handicapped and the elderly.
After 9/11 wreaked havoc on their New York neighborhood, Tribeca, film producer Jane Rosenthal and actor Robert De Niro hatched a plan to restore the area's vibrancy.
By 8:30 p.m., 40 of 79 customers had power restored as repair work continued.
The booms of the 1990s and early 2000s never came close to restoring the high employment rates last seen in the 1970s.
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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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