Re·store v. t. [imp. & p. p. Restored p. pr. & vb. n. Restoring.] 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. “To restore and to build Jerusalem.”
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 reestablish; 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 (a) To bring back from a state of injury or decay, or from a changed condition; as, to restore a painting, statue, etc. (b) To form a picture or model of, as of something lost or mutilated; as, to restore a ruined building, city, or the like.
Syn: -- To return; replace; refund; repay; reinstate; rebuild; reestablish; renew; repair; revive; recover; heal; cure.
adj : brought back to original condition; "a restored painting";
"felt a restored faith in human beings" [ant: unrestored]