Restore vs Mend - What's the difference?

restore | mend |


As nouns the difference between restore and mend

is that restore is (computing) the act of recovering data or a system from a backup while mend is a place, as in clothing, which has been repaired by mending.

As verbs the difference between restore and mend

is that restore is to reestablish, or bring back into existence while mend is to repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

restore

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (computing) The act of recovering data or a system from a backup.
  • Verb

    (restor)
  • To reestablish, or bring back into existence.
  • to restore harmony among those who are at variance
    He restored my lost faith in him by doing a good deed.
  • To bring back to a previous condition or state.
  • * Bible, Mark iii. 5
  • and his hand was restored whole as the other
  • * Prior
  • our fortune restored after the severest afflictions
  • To give or bring back (that which has been lost or taken); to bring back to the owner; to replace.
  • * Bible, Genesis xx. 7
  • Now therefore restore the man his wife.
  • * Milton
  • Loss of Eden, till one greater man / Restore us, and regain the blissful seat.
  • * Dryden
  • The father banished virtue shall restore .
  • To give in place of, or as restitution for.
  • * Bible, Exodus xxii. 1
  • He shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
  • (computing) To recover (data, etc.) from a backup.
  • There was a crash last night, and we're still restoring the file system.
  • (obsolete) To make good; to make amends for.
  • * Shakespeare
  • But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, / All losses are restored , and sorrows end.

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    mend

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A place, as in clothing, which has been repaired by mending.
  • The act of repairing.
  • My trousers have a big rip in them and need a mend .

    Derived terms

    * on the mend

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine.
  • My trousers have a big rip in them and need mending .
    When your car breaks down, you can take it to the garage to have it mended .
  • To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.
  • Her stutter was mended by a speech therapist.
    My broken heart was mended .
  • * Sir W. Temple
  • The best service they could do the state was to mend the lives of the persons who composed it.
  • To help, to advance, to further; to add to.
  • * Mortimer
  • Though in some lands the grass is but short, yet it mends garden herbs and fruit.
  • * Shakespeare
  • You mend the jewel by wearing it.
  • To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved.
  • Derived terms

    * mend one's pace
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