(noun, verb)


1. (computing) The act of recovering data or a system from a backup.


1. return to its original or usable and functioning condition

- restore the forest to its original pristine condition

Similar word(s): reconstruct

Definition categories: social, regenerate, renew

2. return to life; get or give new life or energy

- The week at the spa restored me

Similar word(s): regenerate, rejuvenate

Definition categories: change, regenerate, renew

3. give or bring back

- Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner

Similar word(s): restitute

Definition categories: possession, refund, repay, return

4. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

Similar word(s): bushel, doctor, fix, mend, repair

Definition categories: change, ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

5. bring back into original existence, use, function, or position

- restore law and order

- restore the emperor to the throne

Similar word(s): reestablish, reinstate

Definition categories: social, alter, change, modify

Sentences with restore as a verb:

- to restore harmony among those who are at variance

- He restored my lost faith in him by doing a good deed.