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American English: /rəˈstɔr/
British English: /rɪˈstɔː/

Translation of restore in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (reestablish, bring back)
    good food and fresh air will restore your energy
    la buena comida y el aire fresco te devolverán las energías
    her sight was miraculously restored
    recuperó or recobró la vista milagrosamente
    to restore somebody to somethingto restore a country to democratic government
    reinstaurar or restablecer la democracia en un país
    the coup restored him to power
    el golpe lo colocó nuevamente en el poder
    to restore somebody to health
    devolverle la salud a alguien
    to restore something to life
    hacer revivir algo
    Example sentences
    • The Second Continental Congress long insisted that it was fighting only to restore English rights to the settlers under the traditional government of the empire.
    • But while legislators can strengthen the system, Weill added, CEOs may play an even greater role in restoring the public's faith.
    • Once again it seemed as if Fenwick had restored peace by holding to a strong position.
    Example sentences
    • That is why I have returned to restore my clan to its glorious position that it once knew.
    • Efforts are under way to introduce prescribed fires to restore pre-European savanna conditions.
    • The need to restore royal authority, to return the realm to its condition in his grandfather's reign, was one of the main forces behind Henry II's reforms.
    1.2 (give back) [formal]
    restituir [formal]
    to restore something to somebody
    restituir(le) algo a alguien [formal]
    Example sentences
    • The architects renovated the entire exterior and tried to restore the building's initial appearance.
    • Its historic buildings have been largely restored, and trendy cafes, restaurants and boutiques are flourishing.
    • An Taisce did not propose that the building be restored as a cinema, but believed it should continue to be a showroom or a restaurant.
    Example sentences
    • Data Availability becomes an issue when it takes hours to restore a lost/deleted file from an on-site backup tape.
    • In 1052 Godwin's family engineered a successful return, forcing the king to restore their land and titles.
    • While some paintings may be restored to their owners, others are damaged or never found.
  • 2 (repair)
    to restore something to its former glory
    restituir algo a su antigua grandeza
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