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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : brought back to original condition; "a restored painting";
            "felt a restored faith in human beings" [ant: unrestored]