from a state of ruin, decay, disease, or the like; to repair; to renew; to recover. "To restore and to build
Jerusalem." Dan. ix. 25.
Our fortune restored after the severest afflictions.Prior.
And his hand was restored whole as the other.Mark iii. 5.
2. To give or bring back, as that which has been lost., or taken away; to bring back to the owner; to replace.
Now therefore restore the man his wife.Gen. xx. 7.
Loss of Eden, till one greater manMilton.
Restore us, and regain the blissful seat.
The father banished virtue shall restore.Dryden.
3. To renew; to reëstablish; as, to restore harmony among those who are variance.
4. To give in place of, or as satisfaction for.
He shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.Ex. xxii. 1.
5. To make good; to make amends for.
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,Shak.
All losses are restored, and sorrows end.
6. (Fine Arts) (a) To bring back from a state of injury or decay, or from a changed condition; as, to
restore a painting, statue, etc. (b) To form a picture or model of, as of something lost or mutilated; as,
to restore a ruined building, city, or the like.
Syn. To return; replace; refund; repay; reinstate; rebuild; reëstablish; renew; repair; revive; recover; heal; cure.
(Re*store") n. Restoration. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Re*store"ment) n. Restoration. [Obs.]
(Re*stor"er) n. One who, or that which, restores.
(Re*strain") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Restrained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Restraining.] [OE. restreinen,
F. restreindre, fr. L. restringere, restrictum; pref. re- re- + stringere to draw, bind, or press together.
See Strain, v. t., and cf. Restrict.]
1. To draw back again; to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral
force, or by any interposing obstacle; to repress or suppress; to keep down; to curb.
Restrain in me the cursed thoughts that natureShak.
Gives way to in repose!
2. To draw back toghtly, as a rein. [Obs.] Shak.
3. To hinder from unlimited enjoiment; to abridge.
Though they two were committed, at least restrained of their liberty.Clarendon.
4. To limit; to confine; to restrict. Trench.
Not only a metaphysical or natural, but a moral, universality also is to be restrained by a part of the