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restore

re·store

restore

 
pronunciation:
rih stor
part of speech: verb
inflections: restored, restores, restoring
definition 1: to bring back into use or existence.
The queen's wise rule restored peace in the land.
synonyms:
re-establish
similar words:
condition, replace, revive, right
definition 2: to return to an earlier or normal condition.
It took many months to restore the old house.Rest restored him to health.
 
synonyms:
fix, repair
antonyms:
deteriorate, ruin
similar words:
mend, rebuild, remedy, remodel, renew, return, right, spruce
definition 3: to give back after loss or theft.
The police restored the stolen wallet to its owner.
synonyms:
replace, return
antonyms:
take
similar words:
right
derivations: restorable (adj.), restorer (n.)