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To put back to an earlier or original state. Also: Return.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To put back to an earlier or original state. Also: Return. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To again put away for safe-keeping.

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Usage examples (36)
  • restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.
  • restore law and order
  • restore the forest to its original pristine condition
  • restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner
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  • ''restore" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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