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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English restoren, borrowed from Old French restorer, from Latin restaurare.

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restore (third-person singular simple present restores, present participle restoring, simple past and past participle restored)

  1. (transitive) To reestablish, or bring back into existence.
    to restore harmony among those who are at variance
    He restored my lost faith in him by doing a good deed.
  2. (transitive) To bring back to a previous condition or state.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Bible, Mark iii. 5
      and his hand was restored whole as the other
    • (Can we date this quote?) Prior
      our fortune restored after the severest afflictions
  3. (transitive) To give or bring back (that which has been lost or taken); to bring back to the owner; to replace.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Bible, Genesis xx. 7
      Now therefore restore the man his wife.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      Loss of Eden, till one greater man / Restore us, and regain the blissful seat.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Dryden
      The father banished virtue shall restore.
  4. (transitive) To give in place of, or as restitution for.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Bible, Exodus xxii. 1
      He shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
  5. (computing) To recover (data, etc.) from a backup.
    There was a crash last night, and we're still restoring the file system.
  6. (obsolete) To make good; to make amends for.
    • (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare
      But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, / All losses are restored, and sorrows end.

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NounEdit

restore (plural restores)

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

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