Adjective "restoring" definition and examples

(Restoring may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/rɪˈstɔː/

Definitions and examples

verb

Bring back or re-establish (a previous right, practice, or situation)
  1. 'order was eventually restored by riot police'
  2. 'The Confederate hero who dreams of redeeming the New South by restoring the antebellum social order ironically proves a tormentor to his wife and thus fails in his assigned role as protector of the southern flower.'
  3. 'In response Thieme said wheels have been set in motion to restore the situation.'
  4. 'Developers are taking two approaches to restoring their rights.'
  5. 'By 1789 the confidence and prosperity of the country had been restored after the humiliation of the loss of the American colonies.'
  6. 'Confidence must be restored in the movement so that it continues to serve the saving and borrowing needs of its 2.7 million members.'
  7. 'With her confidence restored, Ling Yi plunged wholeheartedly into her work.'
  8. 'A sense of ordered calm and beauty has been restored to the room staff refer to as No.1: this is no longer a space to pass rapidly through.'
  9. 'That form which we have substituted restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion.'
  10. 'Once again it seemed as if Fenwick had restored peace by holding to a strong position.'
  11. 'When society is inverted and destabilized, one cannot be certain that order will be restored.'
  12. 'That is why I have returned to restore my clan to its glorious position that it once knew.'
  13. 'I lifted my hand to close the medicine cabinet, restoring the cabinet door to its former position as the mirror.'
  14. 'Everything would change dramatically, however, by the spring of 1660, when the monarchy was restored and the royal family returned to power.'
  15. 'Curator Barbara Bullock and her team of volunteers restored the beauty and value of the estimated 15,000 azaleas spilling down the hillside.'
  16. 'Your computer will then be restored to that previously working state and you are good to go.'
  17. 'We need to start restoring damaged habitat to bring back naturally functioning ecosystems.'
  18. 'Some data from the Science Faculty was corrupted and had to be restored from backups.'
  19. 'It restores him to his legitimate position as one of the leaders of the English school.'
  20. 'Along with the Glen Canyon Institute, the Club wants to decommission Glen Canyon Dam and drain the Lake Powell reservoir, eventually restoring 180 miles of river upstream.'
  21. 'By the time he died, the English ruling class was ready to do almost anything to restore the monarchy, and Charles II returned to England in 1660.'
  22. 'the building has been lovingly restored'
  23. 'Buildings have been restored, the local infrastructure improved, and special art and history exhibitions organized.'
  24. 'Since then, many ruins have been cleared and some of the prettiest classical buildings restored.'
  25. 'This was an old mill house and coaching inn which was restored in 1987 and now operates as a hotel and restaurant.'
  26. 'This residence has been restored and refurbished with style and flair, creating a city home ready to move into.'
  27. 'The two-storey Edwardian property has been sensitively restored and redecorated and is in excellent condition throughout.'
  28. 'The architects renovated the entire exterior and tried to restore the building's initial appearance.'
  29. 'The whole ranch was fairly old, but all of the originally buildings had been restored before the camp was opened.'
  30. 'Its historic buildings have been largely restored, and trendy cafes, restaurants and boutiques are flourishing.'
  31. 'Paramount has done the impossible and has restored this practically unknown cartoon to brilliant condition.'
  32. 'We had opted not to pave the main street, and restored all of the traditional false fronts of the buildings in the 1970's.'
  33. 'As fiscal pressures increased, certain magistrates in the 1760s began to call for lost estates to be restored.'
  34. 'While some paintings may be restored to their owners, others are damaged or never found.'
  35. 'Finally, the system's specific software was restored from the tape backup.'
  36. 'Most of his profits were gained by restoring to their owners the goods stolen by his own minions.'
  37. 'Ideally, the effects of the illegitimate acquisition should be rectified, and the resources restored to their rightful owner.'
  38. 'In 1052 Godwin's family engineered a successful return, forcing the king to restore their land and titles.'
  39. 'Data Availability becomes an issue when it takes hours to restore a lost/deleted file from an on-site backup tape.'
  40. 'Even if a credit repair outfit manages to get data temporarily removed from your report, it will eventually be restored, Hendricks says.'

More definitions

1. to bring back into existence, use, or the like; reestablish: to restore order.

2. to bring back to a former, original, or normal condition, as a building, statue, or painting.

3. to bring back to a state of health, soundness, or vigor.

4. to put back to a former place, or to a former position, rank, etc.: to restore the king to his throne.

5. to give back; make return or restitution of (anything taken away or lost).

6. to reproduce or

More examples(as adjective)

"orders can be restoring."

"conditions can be restoring."

"ties can be restoring."

"systems can be restoring."

"rules can be restoring."

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Origin

(restore)Middle English: from Old French restorer, from Latin restaurare ‘rebuild, restore’.