restore /rɪˈstɔːr/ verb [T]
MAKE EXIST › to make something good exist again: Three wins in a row helped restore the team's confidence. Peace has now been restored in the region.
REPAIR › to repair something old: to restore antiques
RETURN formal › to give something back to the person it was stolen from or who lost it: The painting was restored to its rightful owner. restoration /ˌrestərˈeɪʃən/ noun [C, U] › The building is now closed for restoration (= repair work). the restoration (= return) of the former government