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re·store

restore

 
 
pronunciation:
rih stor
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: restored, restores, restoring
definition 1: to bring back into use or existence.
The new government took quick measures to restore order in the country.The successful knee surgery seemed to restore her youth.
synonyms:
re-establish
antonyms:
annul, demolish
similar words:
condition, reconstitute, regenerate, reinstall, reinstate, reinstitute, replace, revive, right
definition 2: to return (something) to a former, normal, or original condition.
She buys antiques in poor condition and then restores them.Several weeks of rest restored him to health.
 
synonyms:
fix, recondition, repair
antonyms:
demolish, deteriorate, ruin
similar words:
mend, rebuild, reconstruct, refit, refurbish, regenerate, rehabilitate, remake, remedy, remodel, renew, renovate, retrieve, return, right, spruce
definition 3: to make healthy, sound, or vigorous.
I find that the long walks in the mountain air restore me.
synonyms:
heal, revive
antonyms:
hurt
similar words:
brace, condition, cure, energize, recuperate, refresh, rehabilitate, reinvigorate, rejuvenate, remedy, resuscitate, revivify
definition 4: to give back (that which has been lost, removed, or stolen).
Excellent reviews for this new film have restored the director's reputation.The king forgave the baron and restored his title.The police restored the stolen property to its owner.
synonyms:
replace, return
antonyms:
take
similar words:
reimburse, right
definition 5: to put back into a former rank or position.
The charges were dropped, and he was restored to captain.
synonyms:
rehabilitate, reinstall, reinstate
similar words:
reestablish, reinstitute, replace, return
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derivations: restorable (adj.), restorer (n.)