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English verb: restore

1. restore (social) return to its original or usable and functioning condition

SamplesRestore the forest to its original pristine condition.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)regenerate, renew

Narrower (hyponym)decompress, defibrillate, rehabilitate, rehabilitate, reinstate, uncompress

2. restore (change) return to life; get or give new life or energy

SamplesThe week at the spa restored me.

Synonymsregenerate, rejuvenate

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)regenerate, renew

Narrower (hyponym)reincarnate, renew, resurrect, revive

3. restore (possession) give or bring back

SamplesRestore the stolen painting to its rightful owner.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)give back, refund, repay, return

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

SamplesShe repaired her TV set.
Repair my shoes please.

ExamplesThe men restore the chairs

Synonymsbushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, touch on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

Narrower (hyponym)cobble, darn, fiddle, fill, heel, patch, patch, patch up, piece, point, reheel, repoint, resole, revamp, sole, tinker, trouble-shoot, troubleshoot, vamp

Antonymsbust, break

5. restore (social) bring back into original existence, use, function, or position

SamplesRestore law and order.
Reestablish peace in the region.
Restore the emperor to the throne.

Synonymsreestablish, reinstate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)redeem

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