Meaning of restore

re•store

Pronunciation: (ri-stôr', -stōr'), [key]
— -stored, -stor•ing.
  1. to bring back into existence, use, or the like; reestablish: to restore order.
  2. to bring back to a former, original, or normal condition, as a building, statue, or painting.
  3. to bring back to a state of health, soundness, or vigor.
  4. to put back to a former place, or to a former position, rank, etc.: to restore the king to his throne.
  5. to give back; make return or restitution of (anything taken away or lost).
  6. to reproduce or reconstruct (an ancient building, extinct animal, etc.) in the original state.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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