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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.


Synonymsreconstruct


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.


Synonymsrestitute


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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