restore

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Restore is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Plain form
restore

Third-person singular
restores

Past tense
restored

Past participle
restored

Present participle
restoring

  1. (transitive) If you restore a state, feeling, or ability that has been lost, you make that possible or normal again.
    Police were sent to restore order after an attack on May 4.
    The government attempted to restore confidence by announcing tougher laws.
    With a simple operation, doctors were able to restore his hearing.
  2. (transitive) If you restore something, you make it go back to the way it was.
    The school is restoring the buildings that were damaged in the fire.
    Art experts are working to restore the painting to its original condition.
  3. (transitive) If you restore something, you put or give it back.
    The lost child was restored to her parents by police.
    Management has restored the extra vacation time.

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