Restore

Definition of Restore

Re`store´   Pronunciation: r?`st?r´
v. t.1.To bring back to its former state; to bring back from a state of ruin, decay, disease, or the like; to repair; to renew; to recover.
[imp. & p. p. Restored (r?-st?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Restoring.]
Our fortune restored after the severest afflictions.
- Prior.
And his hand was restored whole as the other.
- Mark iii. 5.
2.To give or bring back, as that which has been lost., or taken away; to bring back to the owner; to replace.
Now therefore restore the man his wife.
- Gen. xx. 7.
Loss of Eden, till one greater man
Restore us, and regain the blissful seat.
- Milton.
The father banished virtue shall restore.
- Dryden.
3.To renew; to reëstablish; as, to restore harmony among those who are variance.
4.To give in place of, or as satisfaction for.
He shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
- Ex. xxii. 1.
5.To make good; to make amends for.
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored, and sorrows end.
- Shak.
6.(Fine Arts) To bring back from a state of injury or decay, or from a changed condition; as, to restore a painting, statue, etc.
n.1.Restoration.

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