restore

restore re‧store [rɪˈstɔː ǁ -ɔːr] verb [transitive]
1. to make something return to its former level or condition:

• The government's first task will be to restore the economy.

restore something to something

• a bid to restore the company to profitability

2. to make a situation or feeling exist again:

• Without fundamental reforms, the profitability of the banking system will not be restored.

• Hoping to restore investor confidence, the company replaced the head of its credit unit.

3. to give something back, especially money that is owed:

• The government agreed to restore an estimated $120 million that had been cut from the Energy Department budget.

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restore UK US /rɪˈstɔːr/ verb [T]
to return something to an earlier good condition or position: »

The big unions want the historic link between basic state pensions and average earnings restored.

restore sth to sth »

If you take totally abandoned land, you could restore it to profitability after about three years.

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The company was restored to financial health.

to make it possible for someone to have a quality or ability again that they have not had for a long time: restore confidence/faith »

The move by the US Federal Reserve this week to cut interest rates has restored a lot of public confidence.

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The firm is battling to restore its reputation after the scandal.

to give something that has been lost or taken, or money that is owed, back to the person it belongs to: »

The painting was restored to its rightful owner.

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The banks have restored the company's finances by deferring repayment of £588m of loans and interest.

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If the economy picks up, he expects to restore funding to road projects.

to bring back into use something that has been absent for a period of time: »

We need to restore competition to the operating-system and browser markets.

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restore growth/profitability


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Restore — Re*store (r?*st?r ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Restored} (r? st?rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Restoring}.] [OE. restoren, OF. restorer, F. restaurer, fr. L. restaurare; pref. re re + an unused word; cf. Gr. ???? an upright pale or stake, Skr. sth?vara fixed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • restore — 1 *renew, refresh, rejuvenate, renovate, refurbish Analogous words: save, reclaim, redeem, *rescue: reform, revise, amend (see CORRECT vb): *recover, regain, retrieve, recoup, recruit 2 Restore, revive, revivify, resuscitate can all mean to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • restore — [ri stôr′] vt. restored, restoring [ME restoren < OFr restorer < L restaurare < re , again + staurare, to place, erect: see STORE] 1. to give back (something taken away, lost, etc.); make restitution of 2. to bring back to a former or… …   English World dictionary

  • restore — I (renew) verb ameliorate, amend, correct, cure, doctor up, energize, fix, heal, improve, make better, make whole, meliorate, mend, patch, patch up, put in order, put in repair, put right, reanimate, rearrange, rebuild, recondition, reconstitute …   Law dictionary

  • Restore — may refer to: *Restoration *ReStore …   Wikipedia

  • restore — (v.) c.1300, to give back, also, to build up again, repair, from O.Fr. restorer, from L. restaurare repair, rebuild, renew, from re back, again (see RE (Cf. re )) + staurare, as in instaurare restore, from PIE *stau ro , from root *sta …   Etymology dictionary

  • restore — [v1] fix, make new bring back, build up, cure, heal, improve, make healthy, make restitution, mend, modernize, reanimate, rebuild, recall, recondition, reconstitute, reconstruct, recover, redeem, reinforce, reerect, reestablish, refresh,… …   New thesaurus

  • restore — ► VERB 1) return to a former condition, place, or owner. 2) repair or renovate (a building, work of art, etc.). 3) bring back (a previous practice, right, or situation); reinstate. DERIVATIVES restorable adjective restorer noun. ORIGIN Latin… …   English terms dictionary

  • Restore — Re*store , n. Restoration. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Restore —   [dt. »wiederherstellen«, »restaurieren«], die Umkehrung eines Backups durch »Zurückspielen« der gesicherten Daten. Dabei werden meisten nicht einzelne Dateien, sondern große Datenbestände bis hin zu ganzen Festplatten übertragen …   Universal-Lexikon

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