Meaning of RESTORE in English

RESTORE

(~s, restoring, ~d)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

To ~ a situation or practice means to cause it to exist again.

The army has recently been brought in to ~ order...

VERB: V n

restoration

His visit is expected to lead to the restoration of diplomatic relations...

N-UNCOUNT: usu N of n

2.

To ~ someone or something to a previous condition means to cause them to be in that condition once again.

We will ~ her to health but it may take time...

His country desperately needs Western aid to ~ its ailing economy.

VERB: V n to n, V n

restoration

I owe the restoration of my hearing to this remarkable new technique.

N-UNCOUNT: usu N of n

3.

When someone ~s something such as an old building, painting, or piece of furniture, they repair and clean it, so that it looks like it did when it was new.

...experts who specialise in examining and restoring ancient parchments.

VERB: V n

restoration (restorations)

I specialized in the restoration of old houses...

N-VAR

4.

If something that was lost or stolen is ~d to its owner, it is returned to them. (FORMAL)

The following day their horses and goods were ~d to them...

= return

VERB: usu passive, be V-ed to n

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