Definition for RE-STORE

RE-STORE, v.t.1 [Fr. restaurer; It. restaurare; Sp. and Port. restaurar; L. restauro. This is a compound of re and the root of store, story, history. The primary sense is to set, to lay or to throw, as in Gr. στερεος, solid.]

  1. To return to a person, as a specific thing which he has lost, or which has been taken from him and unjustly detained. We restore lost or stolen goods to the owner. Now therefore restore to the man his wife. – Gen. xx.
  2. To replace; to return; as a person or thing to a former place. Pharaoh shall restore thee to thy place. – Gen. xl.
  3. To bring back. The father banish'd virtue shall restore. – Dryden.
  4. To bring back or recover from lapse, degeneracy, declension or ruin to its former state. … Loss of Eden, till one greater man / Restore it, and regain the blissful seat. – Milton. Our fortune restored after the severest afflictions. – Prior.
  5. To heal; to cure; to recover from disease. His hand was restored whole like as the other. – Matt. xii.
  6. To make restitution or satisfaction for a thing taken, by returning something else, or something of different value. He shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. – Exod. xxii.
  7. To give for satisfaction for pretended wrongs something not taken. – Ps. lxix.
  8. To repair; to rebuild; as, to restore and to build Jerusalem. – Dan. ix.
  9. To revive; to resuscitate; to bring back to life. Whose son he had restored to life. – 2 Kings viii.
  10. To return or bring back after absence. – Heb. xiii.
  11. To bring to a sense of sin and amendment of life. – Gal. vi.
  12. To renew or re-establish after interruption; as, peace is restored. Friendship between the parties is restored.
  13. To recover or renew, as passages of an author obscured or corrupted; as, to restore the true reading.

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