RESTO'RE, verb transitive [Latin 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. 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. Genesis 20:7.
2. To replace; to return; as a person or thing to a former place.
Pharaoh shall restore thee to thy place. Genesis 40:13.
3. To bring back.
The father banish'd virtue shall restore
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.
- Our fortune restored after the severest afflictions.
5. To heal; to cure; to recover from disease.
His hand was restored whole like as the other. Matthew 12:13.
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. Exodus 22:1.
7. To give for satisfaction for pretended wrongs something not taken. Psalms 69:4.
8. To repair; to rebuild; as, to restore and to build Jerusalem. Daniel 9:25.
9. To revive; to resuscitate; to bring back to life.
Whose son he had restored to life. 2 Kings 8:6.
10. To return or bring back after absence. Hebrews 13:19.
11. To bring to a sense of sin and amendment of life.
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.
RE'STORE, verb transitive [re and store.] To store again. The goods taken out were restored.