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RESTORE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does restore mean? 

RESTORE (verb)
  The verb RESTORE has 5 senses:

1. return to its original or usable and functioning condition
2. return to life; get or give new life or energy
3. give or bring back
4. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
5. bring back into original existence, use, function, or position

  Familiarity information: RESTORE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESTORE (verb)


Sense 1restore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Return to its original or usable and functioning condition

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

restore; reconstruct

Context example:

restore the forest to its original pristine condition

Hypernyms (to "restore" is one way to...):

regenerate; renew (reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "restore"):

decompress; uncompress (restore to its uncompressed form)

rehabilitate (help to readapt, as to a former state of health or good repute)

rehabilitate (restore to a state of good condition or operation)

defibrillate (stop the fibrillation and restore normal contractions, usually by means of electric shocks)

reinstate (restore to the previous state or rank)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2restore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Return to life; get or give new life or energy

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

restore; regenerate; rejuvenate

Context example:

The week at the spa restored me

Hypernyms (to "restore" is one way to...):

regenerate; renew (reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "restore"):

reincarnate; renew (cause to appear in a new form)

resurrect; revive (restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3restore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give or bring back

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

restitute; restore

Context example:

Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner

Hypernyms (to "restore" is one way to...):

give back; refund; repay; return (pay back)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 4restore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

repair; mend; furbish up; fix; bushel; doctor; touch on; restore

Context examples:

She repaired her TV set / Repair my shoes please

Hypernyms (to "restore" is one way to...):

ameliorate; amend; better; improve; meliorate (to make better)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "restore"):

darn (repair by sewing)

heel; reheel (put a new heel on)

revamp; vamp (provide (a shoe) with a new vamp)

resole; sole (put a new sole on)

patch; patch up (mend by putting a patch on)

trouble-shoot (solve problems)

point; repoint (repair the joints of bricks)

cobble (repair or mend)

patch; piece (repair by adding pieces)

fill (plug with a substance)

fiddle; tinker (try to fix or mend)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The men restore the chairs


Sense 5restore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring back into original existence, use, function, or position

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

reestablish; reinstate; restore

Context examples:

restore law and order / reestablish peace in the region / restore the emperor to the throne

Hypernyms (to "restore" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "restore"):

redeem (restore the honor or worth of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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